Snyder signs bills to end driver responsibility fees, wiping out debts on Oct. 1
“I’m pleased we found a solution that eliminates them without creating new state debt and helps remove barriers to work for more Michiganders,” Snyder said in a statement.
Author: Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau
Published: 7:28 PM EST March 1, 2018
Updated: 7:28 PM EST March 1, 2018
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Thursday that ends the dreaded driver responsibility fees and wipes out $637 million in debt owed by nearly 350,000 drivers.
But relief won’t come for most of those drivers until Oct. 1.
Driver responsibility fees, ranging from $100 to $2,000, were passed in 2003 to help fill a budget hole when Michigan’s economy faltered. And the money raised — between $99 million and $115 million a year — did help the state’s general fund. The fees were charged on top of tickets issued to drivers for everything from multiple speeding tickets to drunken driving. ——> Article