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.