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End result: One for eight

So after all that, with two hours of debate, the House has rejected seven of the proposed amendments to HB 135, the gas tax bill, and approved one - making relatively minor changes in wording in the bill. The successful amendment, proposed by House Majority Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, doesn't change the amount or timing of the 2-cent gas tax increase proposed in the bill. The changes in the amendment include allowing new gas tax proceeds to be used for maintenance of new roads as well as existing roads, and allowing for the implementation of a statewide pavement management system over several years, rather than assuming it'd be in place immediately. None of the more substantive amendments passed the House.

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