DEMOCRATS’ DISASTROUS BUDGET CONTINUES TO PILE ON MORE TAXES AND FEES

 

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    Drivers Licenses & Registrations to Increase 25% on September 1st

         Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), a vocal
    opponent to Governor Paterson and Assembly and Senate Democrat’s increase
    in fees imposed in this year’s State Budget, called today’s increases in
    DMV fees another attack on the hard working people of this State.  These
    fee increases take affect starting today, September 1st, 2009 and will cost
    the average family about $180.

         “For most of us here on Long Island, our cars are not a luxury, they
    are a necessity,” said Senator Skelos.   “Every month brings a new round of
    tax and fee hikes that Democrats in the Senate and Assembly forced on New
    Yorkers in the state budget.”

         Registration fees are scheduled to increase today for passenger
    vehicles, commercial vehicles, trailers, taxis, busses, motorcycles, all
    terrain vehicles, construction vehicles, motorboats and custom vehicles.
    Drivers licenses and registration fees will go up by 25 percent, creating
    an additional cost to New York drivers.

         The average registration fee will go from $44 to $55 and a standard
    eight-year license renewal will cost $64.50, up from $50.  In addition,
    fees will be increased to re-register vehicles, register custom vehicles
    and make photocopies of motor vehicle documents.  Also, starting on April
    1, 2010, New Yorkers obtaining or renewing their vehicle registration will
    be required to purchase brand new license plates, whether they need them or
    not, for $25 - a $10 increase.

         “These increases are another example of the irresponsible budget that
    was enacted this year by the New York City Democrats,” said Senator Skelos.
    “These “nit-pick” fee increases are hurting all New Yorkers stifling jobs
    and economic development at a time when the state should be looking at ways
    to create jobs so people can get back to work.”

    Please take a moment to sign my on-line petition to let Governor Paterson know that we simply cannot afford any more tax and fee increases.