HB 3158 taxes on diesel equipment OPPOSE

HB 3158



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In CommitteePublic Hearing 02/15/2023 3:00pm HR C
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Measures/Overview/HB3158
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Committees/HCEE/Overview

This bill imposes a laundry list of taxes relating to engine emissions that would make farming or owning or operating any kind of heavy equipment in Oregon more expensive.

 Tax on tires

 Tax businesses that sell offroad diesel equipment.

 Tax the use of offroad diesel equipment if you purchase it out of state.

 Tax heavy equipment rentals of nonroad diesel equipment.

 Tax heavy-duty vehicles.

 Tax on license for dyed diesel for transfer to Clean Diesel Engine Fund.

Increases cap on Clean Diesel Engine Fund grants or loans awarded to 50 percent of costs when used for replacements, repowers or retrofits necessary to satisfy certain title and registration requirements for heavy- or medium-duty trucks powered by diesel engines.

The added expense will trickle down through farm operations to increased costs for food.

If you own or use heavy equipment, they are wanting you to register to testify.