Published: June 10, 2021
By: Adrian Dubose, LSU Manship School News Service
BATON ROUGE, La. (LSU Manship School News Wire) – A bill that would gradually move $300 million annually to roads and bridges moved to the governor’s desk Thursday as the legislative session came to an end.
House Bill 514 by Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, passed the House 87-13.
The bill was originally authored as a sales tax bill for marijuana but turned into an infrastructure bill.
The bill dedicates the existing tax on the sale and lease of motor vehicles to a state construction fund. The bill will shift $300 million from the state’s general fund to transportation projects.
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