SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: Feb. 26, 2019, 10:10 a.m.
A bill intended to introduce a pilot program to tax Illinois drivers by the mile has been tabled.
HB 2864 was tabled on Feb. 21, one week after being proposed. The voluntary per-mile usage charge would have been $0.021 for each mile driven.
Published: Feb. 15, 2019, 12:55 p.m.
A Chicago-area lawmaker introduces a controversial mileage tax before the Illinois legislature.
Rep. Marcus C. Evans Jr. (D-Chicago) says House Bill 2864 creates a pilot program that would recruit voluntary participants. It would then impose a tax on each mile those vehicle owners drive instead of making them pay the current 19-cent tax on each gallon of gas.
The voluntary per-mile usage charge would be $0.021 for each mile driven.
HB2864 now goes to the rules committee for review.
Illinois is one of only a handful of states that uses a motor-fuel tax.