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Virginia a Step Closer to Repealing Hybrid Car Tax

$64 fee unfairly targeted hybrid owners because a number of gas-only vehicles not subject to the tax get better mileage than many hybrids, opponents argued.

Published: 21-Jan-2014

The Virginia Senate on Monday voted to repeal the much-maligned tax on hybrid vehicles embedded in last year’s landmark transportation funding bill.

The bipartisan vote was 35-3 on SB 127, which would repeal the annual $64 fee on the vehicles and refunds fees paid in advance for the next year.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that if the legislature passed a bill to repeal the hybrid car fee, he would sign it.

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