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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:33 PM

Oregon looks at per-mile tax on gas sippers [View all]


"SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon state officials are proposing an alternative tax for drivers who have bought efficient or electric vehicles that seldom or never stop at the gasoline pump -- where government has traditionally collected money to build and fix roads.
But the automaking industry calls the idea of mileage taxes another roadblock for efficient vehicles.
In its upcoming session, the Oregon Legislature is expected to consider a bill to require drivers with a vehicle getting at least 55 miles per gallon of gasoline or the equivalent to pay a per-mile tax after 2015.
Because it raises taxes, such legislation would need approval by three-fifths votes in both the House and Senate.
The tax would be based on mileage reports that could be made in a variety of ways, such as via smartphone app or GPS technology. Drivers could also pay..."


Why are none of the legislators proposing this bill named???

And, why is it not mentioned that electric car owners would be "fueling up" from the electric grid, which is already taxed! So the revenue generated from fueling up at the pump would not be lost, only transferred to the electric grid tax.

Obviously, I am not an anti-government, anti-tax nut but it looks like legislators have not accounted for the electricity tax that would kick in for electric car owners or are they trying to pull a fast one on Oregon tax payers?

I'm not from Oregon so maybe I'm missing something???

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