Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sen. Suzio Thanks Senate for Unanimous Approval of Legislation to Stall CT Mileage Tax

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Pro-Taxpayer Bill Now Awaits Vote in House

Sen. Len Suzio on May 25 applauded the State Senate’s passage of his legislation to prevent any state taxpayer dollars from being used to study a potential Connecticut mileage tax.  The bill now heads to the House of Representatives.

Suzio, who serves as Vice-Chair of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, said he was pleased to see unanimous support for his bill.

“I thank my Republican and Democrat colleagues for this overwhelming, bipartisan support,” Suzio said.  “All 36 state senators united behind this effort and put their names on it.  That makes me very proud.  Collectively, we are sending a clear and positive message.  We want put this terrible, invasive idea of a mileage tax into a permanent stall.”

Suzio’s petition to de-fund the by-the-mile tax study at www.SenatorSuzio.com has been signed by hundreds of taxpayers.

“The bill forbids the spending of any taxpayer money on any activity related to the mileage tax,” Suzio said.  “That means no studies, no surveys, no conferences, no travel, no spending of any kind related to study or promotion of a mileage tax.”

“Imagine a Connecticut tax that would put a privacy-invading GPS chip in your vehicle and track your every move,” Suzio said.  “Imagine getting taxed for every mile you drive. Why should our state tax dollars be used to study this 'Big Brother' idea? This bill does the right thing, and I can’t thank Connecticut taxpayers enough for speaking out against the Mileage Tax.  They are being heard, and they will continue to be heard.  This is their victory.”
Suzio said the legislation aims to make good on his campaign pledge to defeat the Mileage Tax.  He urged taxpayers to call the House of Representatives to urge passage of Senate Bill 76:  An Act Concerning The Power of the Commissioner of Transportation to Conduct a Mileage Tax Study With State Funds.

*Suzio represents Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown and Rockfall.  He can be reached at Len.Suzio@cga.ct.gov or call 800-842-1421

Photo: Outside the State Capitol, Sen. Len Suzio displays his petition to prevent state taxpayer dollars from being used to study a potential Connecticut Mileage Tax.  Hundreds of Connecticut taxpayers have signed Suzio’s petition.  Suzio’s pro-taxpayer legislation received the unanimous support of the Connecticut State Senate on May 25.  The bill now heads to the House of Representatives.

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