Atlanta, May 26, 2022 – Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders to alleviate the financial burden placed on Georgians and to renew efforts to address supply chain issues. In Executive Order 05.26.22.02, Governor Kemp has extended the temporary suspension of the state’s excise tax on motor fuel sales ahead of Memorial Day weekend. He also renewed the State of Emergency for Supply Chain Disruptions via Executive Order 05.26.22.01. Both orders will be effective through July 14th.
“In Georgia, we are focused on helping hard-working Georgians cope with the rising gas prices caused by Washington’s failed policies,” said Speaker David Ralston. “I am proud to join with Governor Kemp and my colleagues in the General Assembly to support this extension of the suspension of motor fuel taxes. We will keep our people and our economy moving.”
Since the temporary suspension was implemented, Georgia’s average gas price has been among the lowest in the nation and remains roughly 45 cents below the national average for a gallon of regular gas, according to AAA.