Friday, February 18, 2011

Repeal of Colorado’s increased vehicle registration fees defeated

Wednesday night the Democrat-controlled Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee voted against Colorado taxpayers when they blocked Senate Bill 11-095, sponsored by Senator Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, from making it to the Senate floor for a vote.

“This was our opportunity to be responsive to the people of Colorado who have been demanding that we repeal the increased vehicle registration fees,” said Senator Grantham.

Democrat members voted against this measure even though Senator Grantham brought forward an amendment that addressed the current needs of state infrastructure and transportation funding while completing a phase-out of FASTER.

“I believe funding the state’s infrastructure is a core function of the government,” said Grantham. “This bill prioritized the needs of our infrastructure while making good on a promise to the people of Colorado. It’s unfortunate that partisan politics blocked this legislation.”

Senate Bill 11-095 was killed on a party-line vote. Senators Heath, Bacon and Boyd voted against the bill while Senators Grantham and Cadman voted in favor of it.

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