Committee: Governmental AffairsSponsor: Shelnutt
Analyst: John FriedenreichDate: 03/09/2021


Senate Bill 281 as introduced would require that any motor fuel tax, license tax, or other related taxes levied by a county or municipality only be used for road and bridge construction and maintenance after the effective date of this bill. This would require the counties and municipalities currently using those revenues for other purposes than road and bridge construction and maintenance to utilize alternative sources of funding, however, on the effective date of this bill any of those revenues pledged as security or to fund the payment of bond or debt obligations may continue to be used for up to five years.

As amended and reported by the Committee on Governmental Affairs expands the allowed expenditures for a county or municipal motor fuel tax to include the cost of traffic regulation and expense of enforcing state traffic and motor vehicle laws.

 Jimmy Holley, Chairperson
Governmental Affairs