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Issue Position: Abusive Driver Fees/Taxation Without Representation

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One of the reasons I voted against HB 3202 was because of the Abusive Driver Fees. I voted no three times on HB 3202, spoke against these fees on the floor of the House of Delegates, and called for a Special Session to repeal these fees because I do not believe our Police should become tax collectors. They have more important work to do.

Further, this measure allowed the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, an unelected body, to raise taxes/fees (5% on car repairs, additional 40 cents per $100 on home sales [$2,000 on $500,000 home], higher taxes/fees on vehicle registrations, inspections, new car sales, hotel stays, car rentals). The NVTA can accept sole-source contracts, without competitive bids, which also increases costs for roads and mass transit. (The contract for Metro extension to Tyson's Corner's was non-competitive and has lead to a $1 billion dollar cost increase even before the construction has started, possibly threatening the entire project.)

As a result of the passage of the taxation without representation in this bill after its passage I filed suit to stop this taxation and won the suit which resulted in the cessation of this taxation by an unelected body. This also resulted in a refund of monies taken in prior to the suit.


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