North State Assemblyman opposes vehicle tax

Apr 21, 2014 8:15 PM

A North State Assemblyman is giving a thumbs down to an Assembly Bill that would create a big increase in the vehicle registration tax. Republican Dan Logue, who is a ranking member of the Assembly Transportation Committee, voted against Assembly Bill 2393. This bill will allow counties to double a vehicle registration tax for the purpose of funding automated fingerprint identification systems. AB 2393, despite being a tax, would not require a two-thirds vote of the legislature.

"This bill is a blatant insult to the California tax payer. Calling this tax a fee allows the Democrats to circumvent the will of the voters by dodging the two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases," said Logue. "Californians already have to face substantial vehicle registration fees every year and this bill will increase the cost of owning a vehicle."

AB 2393 passed out of the Assembly Transportation Committee on a straight party line vote. The funds raised by this tax increase will allow the counties that implement the fee to fund an automated fingerprint identification system, known as CAL-ID, which is used to retain and identify latent finger prints.

AB 2393 will continue to work its way through the legislative process and Assemblyman Logue intends to continue to oppose it. Assemblyman Logue represents the 3rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba.


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