LD 1034 – An Act To Provide Revenue To Fix and Rebuild Maine’s Transportation Infrastructure

Summary: This bill does the following for the purpose of increasing revenue to the Highway Fund
and for other transportation purposes.
1. It increases certain fees charged by the Secretary of State for driver’s license
examinations, temporary license plates, nondriver identification cards, duplicate
registrations, titles, driver’s licenses, nondriver identification cards and transfers of
2. It increases the sales tax on the short-term rental of automobiles and certain pickup
trucks and vans from 10% to 12%.
3. It requires 5% of the sales tax imposed on transportation-related items, such as motor
vehicles and products for the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles, such as motor oil,
batteries and tires, to be transferred to the Highway Fund on a monthly basis.
4. Beginning October 1, 2019, it increases the tax imposed on gasoline to 36.5¢ per gallon
and the tax imposed on special fuel to 37.7¢ per gallon.

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