A bill cutting vehicle-registration fees increased in 2009 waits for Gov. Rick Scott’s signature today, the completion of one of his top priorities for the 2014 legislative session.
Joining Scott in a 10 a.m. bill-signing ceremony in the Cabinet meeting room will be Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford.
Then-Gov. Charlie Crist and the Legislature approved the 2009 fee increases, passed to help close a budget shortfall.
In the first year of the rollback, Florida motorists should save a total of $309 million during the upcoming 2014-15 budget year. The lower rates go into effect on Sept. 1.
Future year savings could grow to around $395 million as the cut go into effect for a complete 12 months of the fiscal year.
Fee cuts are likely to play a prominent role in Scott’s re-election effort as he faces former Governor Crist.