Gov. Youngkin sends legislation for a gas tax holiday

An email from Governor Youngkin confirms that he sent legislation to the General Assembly to suspend Virginia’s gas tax for three months.

The legislation will be introduced by Delegate Tara Durant of Stafford County and Senator Steve Newman of Lynchburg.

The Governor’s proposal would suspend the 26.2 cents per gallon for gas and 27 cents per gallon for diesel tax for May, June and July.

The tax would be phased back in slowly in August and September.

The Governor’s proposal would also cap the annual adjustment to the gas tax at no more than two percent per year.

That cap would help to protect Virginians from the hidden tax increase of inflation according the Governor’s email.

The Speaker’s office is coordinating a date for Lawmakers to debate the issue.

Maryland was the first state in the nation to suspend its gas tax back in mid-March followed by Georgia and Connecticut.

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