Legislation that would let voters decide if they want to create a temporary one-cent transportation sales tax has received first-round approval in the Missouri House.
The proposed constitutional amendment would be in effect for 10 years and would need to be reauthorized by voters to stay in effect beyond that. It’s sponsored by Republican Rep. Dave Hinson of Franklin County
“The people all across the state realize we have a transportation infrastructure need, no matter if you think it’s for roads, bridges, or any other type of multimodal transportation,” said Hinson.
Meanwhile, an amendment was defeated before the voice vote that would have raised the state’s fuel taxes from 17 to 20 cents per gallon.
The one-penny transportation sales tax needs one more vote before moving to the Missouri Senate, where a similar proposal died last year.