Missouri’s gas tax bill, Senate Bill 262, will be debated on the House floor during the final week of the 2021 Missouri Legislative Session. The bill was approved Friday by the House Rules Committee. It would boost the fuel tax by two-and-a-half-cents annually for five years. The proposal is meant to address Missouri’s roads. Representative Peggy McGaugh says road improvements are needed in northern Missouri.
McGaugh represents the 39th District, which includes parts of Chariton, Carroll, and Ray counties. She adds a compromise is in the works that would benefit northern Missouri.
The gas tax bill currently includes a rebate option for those who want their money back for the amount of the increase. This Friday is the last day of the legislative session.