Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Herald Report: Governor Patrick To Suspend New $5 RMV Branch Fee

Score one for the state's consumers!

The Boston Herald is reporting that Governor Deval Patrick has announced he will suspend a controversial new $5 fee implemented at the Registry of Motor Vehicles this week. The fee targetted consumers who opted to visit an RMV branch office or speak with an RMV representative by phone when conducting certain transactions, including renewing their driver's license.

The Senate Republican Caucus announced yesterday that it would offer an amendment during today's Senate debate on the Safe Driving Bill to rescind the fee. Facing strong opposition from not only the Senate, but also thousands of angry motorists, the Governor rightly chose to abandon this anti-consumer fee.