Rep. Niemerg Files Legislation to Suspend Motor Fuel Tax for 4 Months

State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) has filed legislation to suspend the Illinois motor fuel tax for the next four months. House Bill 5732 would include the sales of motor fuel, gasohol, majority blended ethanol fuel, biodiesel, and biodiesel blends.

“I’m working to convince the Speaker and the Governor to call this legislation for a hearing and a vote during veto session next month to take effect immediately,” commented Rep. Adam Niemerg. “Not only is the reduction needed to help families, but it will be a savings for businesses and schools that are paying high fuel costs for trucking and school buses. This could also help during the holiday season for people who are trying to afford to travel to be with family and loved ones.”

With the continued economic stress being felt by families, schools, hospitals, factories, and small businesses, Rep. Niemerg indicated that he would be open to expanding the suspension to more than four months. The General Assembly is scheduled to meet again in Veto Session in November.