The House and Senate passed an add-on to a bill to collect millions in unpaid sales tax on cars to try to update the department of revenues antiquated computer system-
Rep Travis Fitzwater of Calloway County fought for the amendment and won:
These fees are not always collected by car dealers– but they will be charged for them, at least 200 dollars. Fitzwater says it will cost about $105 million to upgrade the motor vehicle’s computer system.
But there was some pushback from other GOP Representative members-
Crawford County’s Jason Chipman got a little chippy about collecting extra fees
Democrat from St. Louis City Peter Meredith voted for the bill, but questioned the fee:
The bill now goes to the governor to sign or veto/