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Virginia’s Abuser Fees Are Officially Dead

by @ 5:19 pm on March 27, 2008. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Abuser Fees, Virginia Politics

Governor Kaine signed the law this afternoon:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The daunting fees on abusive Virginia drivers is officially a thing of the past. Governor Tim Kaine signed legislation repealing the law Thursday.

The repeal, passed as emergency legislation by the General Assembly earlier this month, took effect immediately upon the governor’s signature.

Legislators in both parties clamored to end the fees that usually top $1,000 after Virginia residents last summer angrily protested an exemption from the fees for nonresidents.

This will go down as one of the most boneheaded ideas in modern Virginia political history.

One Response to “Virginia’s Abuser Fees Are Officially Dead”

  1. CR UVa says:

    I just hope this doesn’t get to be widespread knowledge. Even with these fees, the drivers here in NoVa were still maniacs. Might we see an up-tick of bad accidents soon?

    Really, a shame that these fees did not apply to out-of-staters. They certainly did not slow down on the roads when these fees were announced (though plenty of Virginians didn’t either).

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