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In Their Own Words: Fee hike for clean-fuel vehicles
First Published Feb 24 2014 07:17 am • Last Updated Feb 24 2014 08:08 am

SB139 would raise registration fees for alternative fuel vehicles, including natural gas, electric and hybrids cars and trucks. Registering a hybrid electric car now costs $43, but if the bill passes, it would cost $138.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, says new roads and road maintenance are paid for by gas taxes, but because these clean-fuel vehicles use much less gasoline or none at all, owners aren’t paying their fair share for road upkeep.

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