Del. Brenda Thiam (R-Washington) proposed an amendment to Senate Bill 215 to continue the statewide gas tax holiday for 45 days. The amendment failed by a vote of 47-82.
Here is a look at the vote:
Lots of no votes from Howard County delegates on extending the gas tax holiday an additional 45 days. Remember that on April 17th when gas goes well above $4 again. #hocomd pic.twitter.com/SbcVXeGA5s
— Scott E’s Blog (@scotteblog) April 7, 2022
Here is a good write up about the vote from Maryland Matters:
A Republican lawmaker tried and failed to extend Maryland's gasoline tax holiday by amendment on Thursday. https://t.co/Qo99KySjPQ
— Maryland Matters (@marylandmatters) April 8, 2022
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (who is also a candidate for Governor in 2022) has recently called on lawmakers to extend the gas tax holiday:
“Franchot said at the Board of Public Works meeting that he wants the holiday extended another 60 days saying that gas prices are still high, and the holiday has attracted drivers from other states.”
Comptroller calls on lawmakers to extend Maryland's gas tax holiday | WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 https://t.co/hKexuDiCu5
— Pam Jones (@thatzPamJones) April 7, 2022
The gas tax holiday runs currently runs through April 16th.
Just a reminder….Maryland gas tax holiday is through April 16th. Then prices will go up again.https://t.co/DiBrhbdiuO
Suspending the gas tax beyond April 16 would require legislation in Annapolis. The Maryland General Assembly session ends April 11.#Maryland #MDPolitics pic.twitter.com/Pat2NeUhfL
— Carroll County Observer (@CarrollObserver) April 4, 2022
According to AAA the average price of gas in Maryland (as of April 7th) is $3.766. This will jump around 36 cents when the gas tax holiday ends.
Expect a lot of people filling up their tanks on April 15th if the gas tax holiday is not extended by the elected officials in Annapolis.
Here are some other important upcoming dates of note:
Important Upcoming Dates Reminderhttps://t.co/n01yIkXWDw#Maryland #MDPolitics #CarrollCountyMD
(this version is a bit more clear on the dates) pic.twitter.com/ragg9ETXYE
— Carroll County Observer (@CarrollObserver) April 6, 2022