Home Heating Oil Tax Bill Dies

Friday, Mar 22, 2013  |  Updated 3:45 PM EDT
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Tax on Home Heating Oil?

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ARLINGTON, MA - OCTOBER 20: Mike Walsh of Arlington Fuel Oil Co., Inc. makes a delivery of home heating oil October 20, 2008 in Arlington, Massachusetts. Home heating oil prices continue to fluctuate in the recent uncertain economy and late last week the government released $5.1 billion in fuel assistance to states to help poor people cope with the high costs of fuel expected this winter. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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Tax on Home Heating Oil?

The Commerce Committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed bill that would tax home heating oil for the first time in the state.
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More than half the people in the state could have been paying a new tax on home heating oil, but that bill died on Friday, according to Sen. Gary LeBeau,  co-chairman of the Commerce Committee.

If the bill had passed, home heating oil customers would have paid 1.5 cents per gallon in the first year, 2.5 cents per gallon in the second and 3.5 cents the third.

Vice President of the Connecticut Energy Management Association, Chris Herb, previously said its an unnecessary tax on a household necessity for more than half the people in the state.

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