Amid Rising Gas Prices, Assemblyman Santabarbara Calls for Dropping the State Gas Tax for One Year

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he’s introducing legislation to suspend the state tax on gasoline (48.22 cents/gallon) and diesel fuel (46.98 cents/gallon) for one year, helping New Yorkers save money at the pump during this critical period of New York’s economic recovery. Gas prices are expected to surge nationally in the coming weeks.[1] Santabarbara’s bill would institute a temporary relief measure designed to help mitigate some of the effects of the current crisis here in New York.

“New Yorkers are already feeling the strain of increased costs for essential goods, especially at the gas pump where prices increased significantly last year and are expected to continue rising,” said Assemblyman Santabarbara, who is a member of the New York State Assembly’s Energy Committee. “After the challenges of the past two years, our families deserve all the relief we can provide. That’s why I have introduced a bill to suspend the state’s gas tax for one year to help bring gas prices down and help working class families save more of their hard-earned money.”