Gas tax bill unveiled in the Utah State Legislature

Posted at 6:44 PM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 20:44:22-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A new bill unveiled in the Utah State Legislature appears to address issues surrounding the gasoline tax.

House Bill 362, sponsored by Rep. Johnny Anderson, R-Taylorsville, and released on Thursday night, does away with the current cents-per-gallon tax. It would instead impose a percentage tax per gallon on fuel “based on the previous calendar year statewide average rack price of a gallon of regular unleaded” set by the Utah State Tax Commission.

From the bill:

Gas tax bill

The bill also allows for a local option sales tax for highways and public transit, something sought by many cities.