Sen. Martin Votes for Tax Relief

March 24, 2022

Senator Henri Martin (R-31) today voted on House Bill 5501 to provide needed relief for residents and families statewide who have been facing record high gas prices.

“Gas prices are the highest I’ve seen in my lifetime and now combine with the already-rising costs of goods and services which are creating an unsustainable cost of living for Connecticut residents. This combines with the challenges brought on by a global shutdown with the pandemic, which have stunted the supply chain and triggered record inflation.

“I am glad that the Governor and Legislative Democrats have listened to their constituents crying for help and the calls from their Republican colleagues to act swiftly and significantly to dampen the financial hardship of gas prices on Connecticut households.”

This bill suspends Connecticut’s excise tax on gasoline from April 1, 2022, to June 30, 2022. The state’s excise tax on gasoline is 25 cents per gallon.

In addition, the legislation creates a one-week sales tax holiday on clothing and footwear under $100 from April 10, 2022, to April 16, 2022, and it suspends fares on all CTtransit buses statewide from April 1, 2022, to June 30, 2022.


Sen. Martin is also advocating for cutting the state sales tax, making health care more affordable, and implementing policies to create opportunities and a pipeline to jobs.


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Senator Martin is the Ranking Senator on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. He represents the 31st district which includes the communities of Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth and Thomaston.