Joe Negron thinks Florida motorists pay too much in vehicle registration fees.
Negron, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, filed SB 156, a bill to roll back vehicle-registration fees raised in 2009 to close a state budget shortfall.
In the 2013 legislative session, Negron proposed a similar bill, estimated to save vehicle owners nearly $230 million. The bill failed, primarily because the funding would have come from eliminating a tax break favorable to the insurance industry.
This new bill, scheduled for consideration during the 2014 session starting this spring, does not address the insurance-tax issue.
Earlier this week, Negron said he spoke with Gov. Rick Scott about adding the vehicle-registration fee reductions as part of the governor’s proposed $500 million tax and fee cuts.