SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) introduced Assembly Bill 1638, 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.
“This bill puts money back into the pockets of families at a time when they need it most,” Assemblyman Kiley said. “Inflation and record gas prices are making our state even less affordable. Californians need relief.”
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 earlier this week would 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.
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.