As of Tuesday morning, AAA says the national average of a gallon of regular gasoline is $4.13 while California is at $5.68 per gallon. In Contra Costa County, the average cost is $5.48 per gallon.
Assembly Kevin Kiley Responds to the Supermajority’s Decision to Increase Gas Taxes on Hardworking California Families
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) issued the following statement following reports that the Legislature won’t act in time to stop the scheduled gas tax increase set to take effect on July 1, 2022:
“After rejecting my bill to suspend the 50 cent per gallon gas tax on four occasions, the Supermajority is now increasing the tax burden on hardworking California families by failing to take action to provide relief. Even Governor Newsom opposes this.
“When fuel prices rise again in July, drivers can thank the out of touch politicians in Sacramento who put politics over bipartisan solutions to help all Californians.”
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes the Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado County communities of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Orangevale, Penryn, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sheridan.
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Assemblyman Kiley’s AB 1638 was , an urgency measure that would immediately suspend the entire state excise tax on gasoline for a period of six months. This would save Californians over 50 cents per gallon at the pump. AB 1638 would provide immediate relief to Californians who are paying the nation’s highest gas prices. By comparison, a proposal brought forward by the Newsom Administration only pause a small increase ($0.03) on the gas tax set to take effect in July, but would do nothing to reduce the current cost of a gallon of gas.
Meanwhile, California Democrats proposed a $400 gas rebate aimed which would cover the current 51.1 cent per gallon gas tax for one full year of weekly fillips for a car with a 15 gallon gas tank.
Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan for Registered vehicle owners in California who will be eligible for at least $400 per vehicle, totaling $9 billion in direct payments to millions of Californians to help offset the cost of gas. The tax refund will take the form of $400 debit cards for registered vehicle owners, and individuals will be eligible to receive up to two payments. An average California driver spends approximately $300 in gasoline excise tax over a year.
- March 29, 2022: Assemblyman Kevin Kiley’s Gas Tax Suspension Bill “Hijacked” in Committee
- March 23, 2022: Governor Newsom Proposes $11 Billion Relief Package for Californians Facing Higher Gas Prices
- March 23, 2022: California Assembly Republicans Issue Truth vs. Lies on the Gas Tax Holiday
- March 17, 2022: California Lawmakers Propose $400 Gas Rebate
- Jan 12, 2022: Assemblyman Kevin Kiley Introduces Legislation to Fully Suspend the State Gas Tax
- June 24, 2021: Senate Republicans Call for Gas Tax Holiday