Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 51, which would have increased fees on drivers’ licenses and registering a motor vehicle. It also would have imposed a new $2 fee on residents of metro St. Louis and people in Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles and Jefferson counties for electronically verifying the status of residents’ vehicle emissions inspections.
The governor said the legislation “goes against our longstanding Missouri values of fiscal discipline, low taxes and a government that lives within its means.” It was estimated that the bill would have produced $22 million annually.
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