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Maryland Senate and House approve emergency gas tax holiday bill

March 17th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Maryland lawmakers have voted unanimously to approve the emergency gas tax holiday to help battle the rising gas prices here in the State. On Thursday, both the House and Senate voted to pass the emergency bill. The chambers must sign off on each other’s bills before they go to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk for final approval and signing. This is expected to happen as early as Friday.

The bill will temporarily eliminate the tax on gasoline, saving around $.36 per gallon across Maryland. The average price per gallon in Maryland is currently $4.21 per gallon.

Both chambers must reconcile each other's bill then it will be approved by Hogan. The law will go into effect as soon as it is signed by the governor.