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Iowa House votes to add fee for electric vehicle registration

Iowa House votes to add fee for electric vehicle registration

DES MOINES — Legislation that won bipartisan approval in the Iowa House will add a supplemental registration fee that, when fully phased in, will cost owners of electric vehicles an additional $130 a year.

The goal is to maintain the Road Use Tax Fund that supports construction and maintenance of Iowa roads and bridges, bill manager Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Marion, said before the House voted 78-20 to send the bill to the Senate.

The Road Use Tax Fund provides 45 percent of the funds for state, county and city roads, Hinson said, and the goal of House File 767 is for every vehicle owner to support the transportation system.

“If you use the infrastructure, you should pay for it,” Hinson said.

Read the full article on the Cedar Rapids Gazette website.



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