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S*546
Session 112 (1997-1998) 

S*0546 Concurrent Resolution, By Courson
 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO
 ELIMINATE THE FEDERAL GASOLINE TAX OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS IN ORDER TO PROMOTE
 EFFICIENCY OF HIGHWAY FUNDS AND TO ELIMINATE WASTE AND DUPLICATION SINCE THE
 NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM IS COMPLETE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS RESOLUTION BE
 KNOWN AS THE RESOLUTION ON FEDERAL GASOLINE TAX.

   03/18/97  Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House SJ-5
   03/19/97  House  Introduced HJ-23
   03/19/97  House  Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial
                     Resolutions HJ-24
   04/01/97  House  Committee report: Favorable Invitations and
                     Memorial Resolutions HJ-5
   04/02/97  House  Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence HJ-90



COMMITTEE REPORT

April 1, 1997

S. 546

Introduced by Senator Courson

S. Printed 4/1/97--H.

Read the first time March 19, 1997.

THE COMMITTEE ON

INVITATIONS AND MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 546), memorializing the Congress of the United States to eliminate the federal gasoline tax over the next two years, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:

RICHARD M. QUINN, JR., for Committee.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

MEMORIALIZING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ELIMINATE THE FEDERAL GASOLINE TAX OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS IN ORDER TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY OF HIGHWAY FUNDS AND TO ELIMINATE WASTE AND DUPLICATION SINCE THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM IS COMPLETE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS RESOLUTION BE KNOWN AS THE RESOLUTION ON FEDERAL GASOLINE TAX.

Whereas, the Federal government collects over twenty-five billion dollars in dedicated transportation taxes each year; and

Whereas, the one hundred and sixty thousand mile National Highway System is complete; and

Whereas, the states have the primary responsibility for maintaining the highway system; and

Whereas, the Federal Highway Administration employs an army of engineers, auditors, attorneys and support staff that serve mainly to monitor, duplicate, and validate the efforts conducted by a similar assortment of transportation professionals in the South Carolina Department of Transportation; and

Whereas, Federal oversight activities give us mandates, sanctions, project delays and other unnecessary costs; and

Whereas, this resolution shall be known as the resolution on "Federal Gasoline Tax." Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly memorialize the Congress of the United States to end the Federal micro management of transportation infrastructure spending, and empower the states with the ability to finance, manage and maintain the United States Transportation network for the twenty-first century by eliminating the federal gasoline tax.

Be it further resolved that the Federal government eliminate the Federal gasoline tax after a two-year transition period in order to keep in the state infrastructure monies to maintain South Carolina highways.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States, the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, and the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.

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