Nixon Vetoes Bill Raising Motorists Fees

6 years 3 weeks 4 days ago Wednesday, June 26 2013 Jun 26, 2013 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:19:00 AM CDT June 26, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday vetoed legislation that would increase the fees for obtaining driver's licenses and registering vehicles. The Democratic governor announced the veto during a news conference in St. Louis.

Senate Bill 51 would raise the cost of registering a motor vehicle by $1.50 a year and increase the fee for obtaining a typical driver's license by $5. The fee increases were projected to raise almost $22 million annually.

Legislative supporters have said the bill was needed because fees for licenses have remained unchanged for a decade and some license office contractors are struggling to turn a profit.

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