Monroe County Legislature passes gas tax cap resolution
Rochester, New York — A resolution to cap taxes on gasoline was passed by the Monroe County Legislature.
On Tuesday evening, the resolution passed in a 23-5 vote Tuesday evening.
Shortly afterward, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello signed the legislation.
According to Bello, when he announced the legislation last week, his goal was to cap the county’s gas tax at the lowest level allowed by New York State law. That means the county would tax gas as if it costs $2 per gallon at the pump, effectively saving $0.08 per gallon if gas costs $4 per gallon.
On June 1, 2022, the legislation that passed Tuesday, takes effect and expires on December 1, 2022.
According to the county executive, the county’s gas tax cap will not replace New York’s plans to do so at the state level, effective June 1, but in conjunction with the state cap for more savings at the pump for residents.
Both the county and state gas tax cap could save taxpayers around $5 per quarter through the end of the year, according to county officials.