Bill Text: IL HR0766 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Opposes any state taxes based on the number of miles driven.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 37-2)

Status: (Failed) 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die [HR0766 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HR0766-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, A proposed new tax on miles traveled on public,
3non-tolled Illinois roads using GPS tracking technology has
4been proposed in the Illinois General Assembly; and
5 WHEREAS, Road-use charges (RUCs), also known as
6mileage-based user fees (MBUFs) or vehicle miles traveled (VMT)
7fees, would impose a new financial burden, raise privacy
8concerns for Illinois residents, and make our state even less
9competitive; and
10 WHEREAS, Such proposals would offer Illinois drivers a
11variety of bad options; and
12 WHEREAS, One plan, which would impose a fee of 1.5 per
13mile driven, would report miles traveled on public, non-tolled
14Illinois roads; it would use GPS tracking technology in a
15smartphone app or a tracking device similar to the I-Pass (or
16EZ-Pass) and would monitor the location of each driver to
17calculate how many miles were driven in Illinois each month;
18and
19 WHEREAS, Another plan would impose a fee of 1.5 per mile
20driven, based on monthly odometer readings instead of GPS
21tracking technology; and

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1 WHEREAS, An additional plan would be a flat rate plan of an
2annual fee of $450; and
3 WHEREAS, Each of these plans would impose undue hardship
4and disproportionately impact rural Illinoisans who must drive
5longer distances for work and school; and
6 WHEREAS, A GPS monitoring plan would create privacy
7concerns for all Illinoisans and expose personal and
8confidential information to the possibility of a data breach;
9therefore, be it
10 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
11HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
12fully support our hardworking citizens and oppose all efforts,
13on the State or local level, to impose a new tax on miles
14traveled; and be it further
15 RESOLVED, That we state our firm opposition to any new tax
16on miles traveled.
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