State Rep. Julie Mayberry filed House Bill 1541 which would fund roads without raising taxes. The bill competes with Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s highway plan, which would increase taxes.
In addition, Rep. Mayberry’s bill would require that sales and use tax revenue from the sales of used and new vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers would be directed for road use.
For the funds to be directed to road use, they would have to meet certain criteria. One condition is that the Gross General Revenue must be above $2.5 billion. Another is that items “off the top” would be deducted before the funds could be used for road use.
Funding would be allocated for Arkansas highways on a monthly basis.
Rep. Mayberry is a Republican from Hensley.