advertisement

Missouri lawmakers extend 50-cent new tire fee

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 9:06 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 6, 2009

 JEFFERSON CITY — An extension of a 50-cent fee for new tires sold in Missouri is headed to the governor.

The state House passed the bill 149-5 on Tuesday.

The tire fee is set to expire in January, and the legislation would extend it to 2015. The fee was created in 1990 to help the Department of Natural Resources clean up illegal tire dumps. More than 15 million scrap tires have been picked up.

The legislation lets the department spend half of the tire fee on picking up illegal tire dumps instead of the current limit of one-quarter of the money.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements