Senate committee kills Baumgardner-backed bill to kill late fees

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— A bill co-sponsored by state Rep. Randy Baumgardner, R-Cowdrey, that would have reduced the late fee on vehicle registrations from $100 to $20 was killed by a Senate committee Thursday.

The outcome in the Democratic-controlled committee came as no surprise to Sen. Tim Neville, but the Littleton Republican still was disappointed.

β€œThe heck with the little guy,” he said. β€œThe government needs its money.”

But opponents of House Bill 12-1014 argued that cutting the late fee would cost the state, cities and counties $12 million each year, money that goes to an already meager fund for repairing and maintaining roads and bridges.

The Senate Transportation Committee killed the bill on a 4-2 party-line vote.

Read the full story at The Denver Post's website.

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