Proposed bills aim to counter pay-per-mile tax for Washington drivers

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two new bills have been introduced to counter the recent legislative consideration of a mileage tax on drivers.

House Joint Resolution 4214 and House Bill 2855 aim to forbid any fees on motor vehicle travel, and any technology used to track drivers. Further, any revenue collected from road usage charges will be deposited into the state treasury, only to be used for highway projects.

The Washington state legislature has considered the idea of replacing the gas tax with a pay-per-mile tax, an idea which they have been looking at since 2012.