The current Missouri state motor fuel tax is inadequate to sustain and improve Missouri's roads and bridges. Despite maintaining the 7th largest transportation system in the United States, Missouri ranks 48th nationally in revenue per mile.
State motor fuel tax is a user fee, paid by those who use the state transportation network.
Other states have recognized the need to increase user fees. Since 2013, 31 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to increase gas taxes.
The Missouri General Assembly should pass legislation during the 2021 legislative session that would increase the state motor fuel tax within the limits of the Hancock Amendment, with the increased revenue dedicated to transportation investment.
The legislation may include a motor fuel tax refund equal to the amount of the additional state motor fuel tax paid (over and above existing state motor fuel tax) so long as claimants submit proof of purchase.
American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri
American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Heart of America Chapter
Associated General Contractors of Missouri
Associated Industries of Missouri
Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association
Missouri Limestone Producers Association
Missouri Municipal League
Missouri Public Transit Association
Missouri Society of Professional Engineers
Missouri Transportation and Development Council
Missourians for Transportation Investment
MO/KS Chapter, American Concrete Pavement Association
SITE Improvement Association
Citizens for Modern Transit
Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, MO
Gateway Section of ITE
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 101
Poplar Bluff Industries/Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce
Alfred Benesch & Company
Bartlett & West
Bi-State Utilities Co.
Bloomsdale Excavating Co., Inc.
Branco Enterprises, Inc
Burns & McDonnell
Capital Partnerships (MO) Inc.
CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners
CFS Engineers, P.A.
Civil Design, Inc.
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
Delta Companies, Inc.
Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.
Farnsworth Group, Inc
GREDELL Engineering Resources, Inc.
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Hg Consult, Inc.
HR Green Inc.
HR Quadri Contractors LLC
KCI Construction Company
Lamp Rynearson, Inc.
Palmerton & Parrish, Inc.
Robertson Contractors, Inc.
SCI Engineering Inc.
Silver Eagle Construction Products, Inc.
The Engineering Center of St. Louis
TraMar Contracting Inc
TREKK Design Group
Twehous Excavating Company Inc
VSM Engineering LLC
The Honorable Terry Briggs, Mayor of Bridgeton
The Honorable Zac Burden, Mayor of Kirksville
The Honorable Terry Crow, Mayor of University City
The Honorable Denis Desmond, Chairman of the Village of Leawood
The Honorable Bob Fox, Mayor of Cape Girardeau
The Honorable Robert Fritz, Mayor of Kimberling City
The Honorable Dwain Hahs, Mayor of Jackson
The Honorable Kate Hatfield, Mayor of Frontenac
The Honorable Leonard Jones, Mayor of Grandview
The Honorable Michael Larson, Mayor of Sugar Creek
The Honorable Grant Mabie, Mayor of Crestwood
The Honorable Bob Nation, Mayor of Chesterfield
The Honorable John Olivarri, Mayor of Osage Beach
The Honorable Len Pagano, Mayor of St. Peters
The Honorable Randy Pogue, Mayor of Kearney
The Honorable Mike Roemerman, Mayor of Ellisville
The Honorable Eddie Simons, Mayor of Warsaw
The Honorable Brian Steele, Mayor of Nixa
The Honorable Norma Sulzberger, Chairman of the Village of Claycomo
The Honorable Kris Turnbow, Mayor of Raymore
This bill will increase the tax on motor fuel by $0.10 from its current level of $0.17 per gallon to $0.27 cents per gallon using incremental increases of $0.02 per gallon beginning January 1, 2022 and ending on January 1, 2026. It would also require alternative fuels to be taxed at a substantially similar rate approved by the Department of Agriculture beginning January 1, 2028.
This bill raises the state motor fuel tax by 10-cents over a five-year period. It also includes language that would set the blended motor fuel tax on fuel that contains between 6-10% biodiesel at 3 cents below the state motor fuel taxes rate and if the blended fuel contains more than 10% biodiesel, it would be 6 cents below the state motor fuel tax rate.
Currently there is an excise tax of 17 cents-per-gallon on motor fuel. This act increases the tax by 2 cents per year over a period of 5 years. When the act is fully implemented, the excise tax on motor fuel will be 27 cents-per-gallon. This act contains a referendum clause, which would place the language on the ballot for voters in November 2022.
This act specifies that biodiesel blended with motor fuel shall be taxed at a rate of 3 or 6 cents per gallon less than regular motor fuel, depending on the mixture's percent biodiesel content, if the tax on motor fuel becomes greater than 17 cents per gallon.
Currently there is a statutory tax of 17 cents-per-gallon on motor fuel. This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by voters, establishes a minimum motor fuel tax of 19 cents-per-gallon in 2022, and increases this minimum tax by 2 cents per year over a period of 4 additional years. When the amendment is fully implemented, the minimum motor fuel tax will be 27 cents-per-gallon. This act would require a statewide vote in November 2022.