It passed out of the Senate on a bipartisan vote and is now in the House, he said.
Both men briefly talked about the effort to increase the road use tax to fund road and bridge improvements.
Rozenboom said he doesn’t see anything happening with a road use tax increase this year in part because it’s an election year.
“Which makes it tough for people to vote for a tax increase,” Rozenboom said. “But I think that shouldn’t make any difference but it does.”
Rozenboom said he’s not a tax raiser but would consider it if the conditions are right. Replace the cents per gallon currently used with an excise or sales tax as a percentage of the cost of a gallon of gas and take the TIME 21 formula and make it “the last bucket that gets filled.”
“Then I’m inclined to vote for an increase,” Rozenboom said. “And I know a lot of people disagree with me on that. We can’t let our infrastructure suffer. It’s suffering right now.”
Sheets said if the state adopted a percentage sales tax on a gallon of gas it would raise more than enough money to fix our roads and bridges.
“If somebody had dealt with this before and made it a percentage we’d have probably too much money in road fund and we’d probably trying to reduce the taxes on that. So that’s what’s in my bill. To try to take care of the future by making it index with inflation.”