The House voted in favor of the bill 78 to 56.
Governor Martin O' Malley's proposal
to raise the gas tax passed in a house committee in
The bill, if passed, would raise the wholesale price of gas by one percent on July first-- and
two percent in 2015.
The tax could add three to four cents a gallon to the price of gas this summer.
The bill now makes its way to the Maryland Senate.