ABATE OF ARIZONA–CALL TO ACTION SB1001 highway safety fee; repeal; VLT

By February 7, 2019General Posts

 

 

There has been an overwhelming displeasure with the process of the original bill. It was our understanding at the beginning last session, that the original bill would be to rescind the VLT for alternative fuel vehicle exceptions. In fact, part of the testimony was the fact that so many large trucks, who do the most damage on our highways, are converting to alternative fuels. Obviously, that’s not what happened. And it has been obvious by the public outcry, that the setting of the fees by the ADOT Director is not something the voting population is happy about.

I could give you survey results of how motorcyclists in our state feel about this legislation, but I am sure you all are too familiar with the displeasure.

I’ll just leave a few numbers for you –

  • From $35 to $99. Single mom. She has a beater car and a daily driver motorcycle to get back and forth to work. The motorcycle saves her a tremendous amount on fuel. The $64 increase is more than 2 months of her fuel costs on her bike.
  • This is what one motorcyclist in Tucson just received and is the typical increase for a motorcyclist.

 

 

I could go on and on with examples, but I am sure you get the picture of the negative financial impact this has had.

ABATE of Arizona is in favor of Senator Ugenti-Rita’s bill to repeal this absurd fee and we ask that you CALL your State Senator and ask them to urge Senate President Fann to schedule this bill for a floor vote. Also ask your Senator to vote yes so, we can have a unanimous yea vote on SB1001.

Find your State Senator here:

 

Senator District Party Phone
Sylvia Allen 6 R (602) 926-5409
Lela Alston 24 D (602) 926-5829
Sonny Borrelli — Majority Whip 5 R (602) 926-5051
Sean Bowie 18 D (602) 926-3004
Paul Boyer 20 R (602) 926-4173
David Bradley — Minority Leader 10 D (602) 926-5262
Kate Brophy McGee 28 R (602) 926-4486
Heather Carter 15 R (602) 926-5503
Lupe Contreras — Assistant Minority Leader 19 D (602) 926-5284
Andrea Dalessandro 2 D (602) 926-5342
Karen Fann — President 1 R (602) 926-5874
David C. Farnsworth 16 R (602) 926-3020
Eddie Farnsworth — President Pro Tempore 12 R (602) 926-5735
Sally Ann Gonzales 3 D (602) 926-3278
David Gowan 14 R (602) 926-5154
Rick Gray — Majority Leader 21 R (602) 926-5413
Sine Kerr 13 R (602) 926-5955
Vince Leach 11 R (602) 926-3106
David Livingston 22 R (602) 926-4178
Juan Mendez 26 D (602) 926-4124
J.D. Mesnard 17 R (602) 926-4481
Tony Navarrete 30 D (602) 926-4864
Lisa Otondo — Minority Whip 4 D (602) 926-3002
Tyler Pace 25 R (602) 926-5760
Jamescita Peshlakai — Minority Whip 7 D (602) 926-5160
Frank Pratt 8 R (602) 926-5761
Martin Quezada 29 D (602) 926-5911
Rebecca Rios 27 D (602) 926-3073
Victoria Steele 9 D (602) 926-3022
Michelle Ugenti-Rita 23 R (602) 926-4480

 

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