Skillicorn Opposes Mileage Tax

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn has issued the following press release:

Skillicorn Files Resolution to Oppose Mileage Tax

EAST DUNDEE – State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) has filed House Resolution 139 to oppose the creation of a per miles driven tax in Illinois.

Allen Skillicorn

“It’s just astonishing how so many of the politicians in Springfield will try anything to tax us more,” said Skillicorn.

“Illinois lost 45,000 people last year alone because of the multitude of taxes and fees that are forcing families and businesses to pick up and leave, but Springfield keeps trying to get more.

“Even though the public has already loudly voiced opposition on multiple occasions to the idea of a per mile tax, they are trying it again. We must continue to say no to this ridiculous idea.”

House Resolution 139 calls on the state to recognize the necessity of traveling to work and how a per mile tax will drive more people out of the state and discourage others from coming to Illinois.

It calls for opposition to any mileage tax being instituted in Illinois now or in the future.

Skillicorn also questioned the constitutionality of placing a device in residents’ vehicles to track their miles traveled.

Although many consumers willing place tracking transponders in their vehicles for auto insurance discounts, the state requiring a similar transponder for taxing purposes would likely violate a person’s right to privacy granted through the U.S. Constitution.


Skillicorn Opposes Mileage Tax — 3 Comments

  1. Gasoline and diesel powered vehicles pay for road use through taxes per gallon on fuel that they purchase. All-electric vehicles DO NOT currently pay for using (non-toll) roads. There needs to be a method by which they somehow pay for road use. A possible method could be an annual inspection of their odometers by an official at an Illinois Secretary of State Office upon a “required” in-person purchase of the annual vehicle license plate sticker. Odometers are tamper proof.

    But, if anyone does tamper with and changes their odometer reading, it is a federal offense.

    Per U.S. Department of Justice:

    “Altering the mileage reading on a motor vehicle is a felony. Effective July 5, 1994, the odometer tampering statutes were recodified from Title 15, U.S.C., to Title 49. The change was not substantive, though the statutes were reworded. Some of the old and new statutes are:

    Tampering prohibition: moved from 15 U.S.C. § 1984 to 49 U.S.C. § 32703(2).
    False odometer statement prohibition: moved from 15 U.S.C. § 1988 to 49 U.S.C. § 32705(a)(2).
    Odometer fraud conspiracy prohibition: moved from 15 U.S.C. § 1986 to 49 U.S.C. § 32703(4).
    Criminal penalty provision: moved from 15 U.S.C. § 1990c to 49 U.S.C. § 32709(b).”

  2. New Governor JB Pritzker has stated, along with the mayor of Rahmville, he wants a 20 to 30 cent per gallon gas tax.

    In his inauguration speech he said “we all want good roads don’t we”, as he swiveled to the band Maroon 5.

    McHenry County has had a 2 or 4 cent a gallon tax in place for a least a decade.

    The new additional gas tax would be on top of taxes and fees that are already in place. Currently Illinois residents pay:

    A federal motor fuel (excise) tax of 18.4 cents
    State underground storage and environmental fees of a little over 1 cent
    A slew of sales taxes that total 10.25 percent*:
    6.25 percent state sales tax
    1.25 percent Chicago sales tax
    1.75 percent Cook County sales tax
    1.00 percent Regional Transportation Authority sales tax
    And more state and local motor fuel (excise) taxes:
    19 cent state motor fuel tax
    5 cent Chicago motor fuel tax
    6 cent Cook County motor fuel tax
    *How these taxes are layered on matters.

    Illinois sales taxes are first applied on the base cost of gas plus the federal tax and environmental fees. Then, state and local excise taxes are layered on after the sales taxes are applied.

  3. What – no moving van taxes ?

    No “Exit Tax” on families and businesses fleeing Illinois ?

    How could Jumbo Boy Miss this.

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