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Georgia Senate passes bill suspending gas tax, sending it to Gov. Kemp

Once the governor signs the bill, it will suspend Georgia's gas tax through the end of May.

ATLANTA — Georgia's Senate passed a bill suspending the state's gas tax through the end of May on Thursday in a 55-0 vote.

The bill had already passed the Georgia House, meaning it will now go to Gov. Brian Kemp to sign into law.

"On behalf of 11 million Georgians, thank you," Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, the president of the Senate, said after the bill passed.

The move would save Georgians the current tax rate of about 29 cents per gallon at the pump.

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After it passed in the House, the governor thanked the state's House of Representatives for "helping us bring relief to hardworking Georgians by temporarily halting the state gas tax!"

Kemp said he would sign the bill "as soon as it passes."

The plan was announced to provide some relief to drivers as Russia's war in Ukraine has sent gas prices soaring.

"Because of our strong, fiscally conservative budgeting, I’m confident we will be able to provide relief to hardworking Georgians - both in the form of a tax refund and lower gas taxes," Kemp said when the plan was announced.

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