Other tax increases include a new annual fee based on a car's worth starting January 1, 2018, and in 2020, there will be a $100 annual fee on electric cars.
Republican leaders are trying to gather signatures to place a ballot measure repeal of SB1 before voters next year. By July 2019, the gas base excise tax is slated to rise an additional 17.3 cents per gallon.
California raised its tax on fuel by 12 cents per gallon-and 20 cents for diesel, and many drivers aren't thrilled with the increase.
The tax and a new vehicle fee are part of a transportation package approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov.
Diesel taxes will go up by 20 cents a gallon and diesel sales taxes will rise by 4 points to 13 percent.
Also happening today: Much of the state switches from a summer blend of fuel - aimed at reducing smog - to a less expensive winter blend.
While the winter blend will hide the impact of the gas tax hike for now, that may not be the case next year when drivers will be pumping the pricier summer fuel.
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Gas station owners like Taofik Haugr say the state's new gas tax hike will cut into his profits.
Californians will also have to pay a fee of $25 to $175, depending on the value of their vehicle, when they renew their registration next year.
Part of the plan is to remove a deduction for local and state taxes, which affects high-income states like California and NY.
But that doesn't mean the tax hike has gone unnoticed. John Newman, a Fullerton Democrat who narrowly won his seat a year ago.
Governor Brown claims it will help fix roads and infrastructure and create a lot of jobs, but Coupal says it's only going to hurt the poor. When DeMaio spoke at a North San Diego Business Chamber event last spring that focused on the gas tax, DeMaio said his goal is for the Democrats to lose their super majority in the state Senate and Assembly by going after their most vulnerable legislators.
The taxes are projected to raise about $5 billion a year to be split between state and local governments.
The tax increase has been highly politicized, with two Republican candidates for governor backing efforts to repeal it in next year's election.