Resolution Endorsing Repeal the Gas Tax Initiative

Resolution Endorsing Repeal the Gas Tax Initiative

WHEREAS, On April 6, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1 (SB1) which
increases taxes on gasoline, diesel, and vehicle registration, and

WHEREAS, the new tax increase takes effect November 1, 2017 and will add 12 cents to a
gallon of gas and 20 cents for a gallon of diesel along with increases in vehicle fees, and

WHEREAS, the law also mandates that the DMV impose a new “transportation improvement
fee,” ranging from $25 to $175 on top of the base registration fee of $53 per motor vehicle, and

WHEREAS, the law constitutes a $52 billion tax increase for Californians over a decade, and

WHEREAS, in 2010, Jerry Brown publicly declared, “there should be no tax increases without a
vote of the people,” and

WHEREAS, the people of California never got a chance to vote on this tax increase that will hurt
working families, seniors and the poor, and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Santa Cruz County Republican Central Committee
hereby endorses the Ballot Initiative to Repeal the Gas Tax, and encourages all Republicans to
take action by supporting the ballot initiative effort. Learn more at https://nocagastax.com/

ADOPTED this 24th day of August 2017, by the Santa Cruz County Republican Central
Committee.


get updates