Comments on STPBP #2 - 2018
Jurisdiction Position Comments

ALABAMA
Support

ALBERTA
Support

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Support

CALIFORNIA
Support

CONNECTICUT
Support Connecticut supported this ballot last year and continues to support it.

IDAHO
Support

ILLINOIS
Support

IOWA
Support Iowa has no objections to this proposed ballot.  

KANSAS
Support Kansas will continue to support this ballot.

LOUISIANA
Support

MAINE
Support

MANITOBA
Support

MARYLAND
Support

MASSACHUSETTS
Support Massachusetts has continued support for this ballot.

MICHIGAN
Support

MINNESOTA
Support

MISSISSIPPI
Support

MONTANA
Support

NEVADA
Support

NEW BRUNSWICK
Support

NEW JERSEY
Support

NORTH CAROLINA
Support

NOVA SCOTIA
Support We strongly encourage our US jurisdictions to vote in favour of this ballot to allow for this procedural change made by the Bank of Canada.  Failure to amend this section will mean all Canadian jurisdictions will be non-compliant with IFTA.   It is a slippery slope for all member jurisdictions, if the PCRC chooses not to site the Canadian jurisdictions for non-compliance on this issue as it will be easy for any other jurisdiction to claim it should not be cited (for whatever non-compliance issue arises) and receive the same treatment as the Canadian provinces have been with respect to the Bank of Canada exchange rates.   In the alternative, if the PCRC sites the Canadian jurisdictions and there is no change made to the Procedures Manual, this would seem to lead to the evenutual expulsion of the Canadian jurisdictions for non-compliance. 

So again, I encourage all of the member jurisdictions to agree to this ballot and to vote in favour of it.   Every member has a vested interest in this ballot. 

OKLAHOMA
Support

ONTARIO
Support To be clear, this was not a voluntary change on the part of the provinces but an amended procedure imposed by the Bank of Canada. There is no other option available and without successful passage of the ballot, all Canadian jjurisdictions cannot possibly be in compliance with the terms of IFTA.

Considering the overwhelming support this proposal received at the 2017 ABM and the very fact it then failed to garner enough votes to pass is a puzzle. Decisions ought not to be determined by confusion or apathy - perhaps it's time to reconsider the balloting process and structure.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Support Changes at the central bank make this a requirement.  No jurisdiction can comply with the current wording.  Please take the time to vote in favor of this ballot.

QUEBEC
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RHODE ISLAND
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SASKATCHEWAN
Support This ballot is required so all jurisdiction who have transactions with Canadian jurisdictions can stay in compliance with the agreement.

SOUTH CAROLINA
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UTAH
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VIRGINIA
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WASHINGTON
Support

WEST VIRGINIA
Support

WISCONSIN
Support Absolute support.

WYOMING
Support
Support: 36
Oppose: 0
Undecided: 0
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