Lower Car Fees Again Considered By Colorado Lawmakers

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Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who wants to lower car fees to the tune of $12 million a year is trying again to ratchet back vehicle registration fees.

Rep. Randy Baumgardner of Hot Sulphur Springs is bringing his tag fee repeal to a Republican House committee Wednesday. The GOP House approved the idea last year, but the lower fees were rejected in the Democratic Senate.

The bill would roll back unpopular increases to Colorado car fees and late tag registration fines. The higher fees raise some $12 million a year for state transportation projects, but the taxes are unpopular and have been targeted for repeal by some Republicans.

Baumbgardner’s bill would lower late registration fees from $25 a month to $20 total.

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