Florida Bill to Reduce Registration Fees for Motor Vehicles Approved by Senate Committee

Legislation (S.B. 1832) to reduce the annual vehicle registration fees charged for automobiles and light trucks was approved by the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee.  If enacted into law, the reduction in fees would result in a $12 annual decrease in the amount paid to register a motor vehicle.  The reduction would be implemented by eliminating a tax credit for Florida insurance companies.   The bill will now be considered on the Senate floor in a vote by all members.

We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Florida Senate (List Attached) Immediately to Request Their Support for S.B. 1832

  • Annual vehicle registration fees were raised in 2009 during the worst of Florida’s economic downturn. 
  • S.B. 1832 would result in a $12 annual decrease in the amount paid to register a motor vehicle. 
  • S.B. 1832 is expected to save Florida taxpayers up to $220 million per year.
  • S.B. 1832 would reduce registration fees effective September 1, 2013. 

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Florida Senate immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for S.B. 1832.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

Florida Senate

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