Sacramento Democrats to Raise GAS TAX AGAIN!!!

SB 1 caused gas taxes to go up 12 cent a gallon last year, 7 cents a gallon on July 1, 2019.  Cap and Trade is going to cause gas taxes to go up by as much as 72 cents a gallon on January 1, 2020.  Now the Sacramento Democrats want a “oil severance tax”—which means a possible ten cent a gallon increase as well.  Can you afford to get to work or visit family?

“Existing law imposes various taxes, including taxes on the privilege of engaging in certain activities. The Fee Collection Procedures Law, the violation of which is a crime, provides procedures for the collection of certain fees and surcharges.

This bill would impose an oil and gas severance tax of upon any operator for the privilege of severing oil or gas from the earth or water in this state at specified rates, calculated as provided.

SB 246—an effort to push the middle class, faster, out of California.

Gas Tax

Democrats to Raise GAS TAX AGAIN!!!

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

 

SB 246, as introduced, Wieckowski. Oil and gas severance tax,

Existing law imposes various taxes, including taxes on the privilege of engaging in certain activities. The Fee Collection Procedures Law, the violation of which is a crime, provides procedures for the collection of certain fees and surcharges.

This bill would impose an oil and gas severance tax of upon any operator for the privilege of severing oil or gas from the earth or water in this state at specified rates, calculated as provided.

The bill would further require the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to collect the tax pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law and would require all amounts collected, less refunds and administrative costs, to be deposited into the General Fund.

Because the bill would expand the scope of the Fee Collection Procedures Law, the violation of which is a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

This bill would include a change in state statute that would result in a taxpayer paying a higher tax within the meaning of Section 3 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution, and thus would require for passage the approval of 2/3 of the membership of each house of the Legislature.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Digest Key

Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES

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Comments

  1. Hey everybody…….how do you like your liberals now????

  2. Richard M Caret says

    These taxes just hurt to no end the farm laborers who have to drive long distances to work the fields and pick our food , Public transportation does not help them nor would it work for them , The democrats are destroying this state

  3. Richard Rider says

    One thing’s for sure. With a 3/4 Democrat majority in both CA state houses, these tax increases will pass easily with the required 2/3 majority — bypassing the need of submitting the tax increase to the voters of the state.

    • You are right except on one thing – the politicians don’t need to take it to the voters any more, with the bill that passed last year. I’m still dumbfounded that got through.

    • Voters gave away their authority to vote on gas taxes last year when they voted against Prop 6. Kalifornians have no one to blame but themselves.

  4. Some of the Calif Government Officials as part of their Employment Package , use Government Cars and might not share in the increased Gas costs and taxes. These increased taxes and over spending is choking the Calif Economy.

  5. What are the amounts of the collections and administration fees?

  6. David Barron says

    Join in to oppose the Gas Tax: http://www.reformcalifornia.org
    Oppose the Water Tax; stopthewatertax.org

    -Retired LA City employee-
    Also need to oppose Senator Scott Wiener’s SB 50, gentrification on steroids. Basically destroying zoning and land use restrictions. Like AJ says, the Democrat controlled legislators don’t want our participation in government.

  7. Absolute insanity from the left but NO ONE is surprised. Glad we moved in Oct 2017…

  8. Crooked Bastards…………….

  9. L patterson says

    What in the world would anybody vote for a Liberal

  10. Boomer53 says

    They worded the ballots to look like we were voting against the gas tax…. So that’s why the gas tax passed in 2018. FRAUD.

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