Fla. Gov. to Sign Cut in Annual Car Fees

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is signing a bill that will reduce the amount of money Florida motorists will pay to register their cars.

Scott is scheduled on Wednesday to sign into law a $400 million cut in auto registration fees that was his top priority for this year's annual legislative session.

Most motorists in the state will save about $25 a year on registration fees, although the amount will vary based on the size and the weight of the car or truck.

The fees were first raised back in 2009 when state legislators were grappling with a large budget gap caused by the downturn in the state's economy.

The fee cut, however, will not kick into September, meaning several million motorists won't get any savings until next year.

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