TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A unanimous Florida Senate has passed a bill that rolls back the fees for automobile registrations and will save an individual driver $12 a year.
The Senate on Wednesday passed the bill (SB 1832) on a 39-0 vote. Sen. Audrey Gibson voted `yes' after failing to stop the bill with an amendment requiring a study of the tax rollback.
The state will make up the lost money -- between $220 million and $230 million -- by eliminating a tax break to insurance companies. Those companies pay a state tax on insurance premiums but also get a rebate worth 15 percent of the salary paid to their workers.
State lawmakers had increased auto fees in 2009 to help close a multi-billion dollar budget gap.
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