Va. lawmakers vote to repeal tax on hybrid vehicles
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia lawmakers have voted to repeal a year-old tax on hybrid vehicles.
The House of Delegates on Thursday voted 89-9 to scrap the $64 tax, following a similar 35-3 Senate vote earlier this week.
Media outlets report that Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has said he will sign the measure to repeal the tax enacted last year as part of a comprehensive transportation funding package.
Hybrid drivers had argued that they should be rewarded, not penalized, for buying an energy-saving vehicle.
The move will reduce anticipated state revenue by about $6.9 million next year.
Post a commentCommenting is not available in this channel entry.
Comments express only the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or any associated person or entity. Any user who believes a message is objectionable can contact us at [email protected].