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Gas Tax Advances in Alabama, Promises Over $300M for Roads

March 8, 2019, 11:36 PM

An Alabama gas-tax proposal expected to generate more than $300 million annually for roads and bridges is moving ahead in a special legislation session.

H.B. 2 would phase in a 10-cent per gallon increase on gasoline and diesel fuel taxes by October 2021, and implement an extra annual registration fee of $200 for electric vehicles and $100 for plug-in hybrid vehicles. Gov. Kay Ivey (R) has told state lawmakers the proposal is her top legislative priority for the year and called them into a special session that started March 6—pre-empting the regularly scheduled session to force lawmakers to address the...

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