“The Senate approved Tuesday on a 28-21 vote. House lawmakers followed suit Wednesday on a 53-46 vote.
“The increases would raise the tax rate on diesel from 22.5 cents to 32.5 cents and the tax rate on gas from 21 cents to 31 cents.
- The annual permit fee on vehicles up to 80,000 pounds would increase from $25 to $50.
- The annual permit fee on vehicles up to 156,000 pounds would increase from $300 to $400.
- The single-trip permit fee would increase from $10 to $35.
- The annual all-systems permit fee would increase from $120 to $160.
“An additional fee increase would be implemented in 2017.”