Georgia Senate passes bill to suspend state’s gax tax through end of May


Georgia lawmakers have passed the state gas tax suspension bill after the Senate Finance Committee and Georgia State House approved it.

The bill now heads to Gov. Kemp for signing, which he has already indicated he will do. Once signed into law, the gas tax would be suspended through May 31.


With gas prices at record highs, state senators in Georgia could vote as early as Tuesday on a measure that would temporarily suspend the state tax consumers pay for each gallon of gas.

Currently, Georgia’s gas tax is 29 cents a gallon for gasoline. For diesel, the state tax is almost 33 cents a gallon. The bill would suspend the state tax through May 31.

State representatives in the Georgia House approved the measure last week. If the Georgia Senate approves the bill, it would then go to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk for his signature. Kemp has said he will sign it.

At the federal level, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock told CBS46 last week he’s working on legislation in Washington D.C. to cut federal gas taxes for much longer.

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