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Relating to the authorization by referendum on an optional county
fee on vehicle registration in certain counties.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1666 would allow certain counties (counties bordering Mexico and counties bordering those counties) to impose an additional $2 fee for vehicle registration if approved by a majority of voters in an election. Revenue from this new fee would be used to fund public transportation projects and road or drainage projects.
Texas Action opposes this bill for violating the principles of limited government and individual liberty. Texas motorists are already nickel-and-dimed by fees and taxes, and should not be subject to the possibility of higher vehicle registration fees to extract more money from them to fund the government.