Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up
Lawmakers sponsor companion bills in the House and Senate, claim simplicity of proposal should prevent court interference
Last updated 1/16/2020 at 10:23am
As Initiative 976, the car tabs measure approved by voters in November, is held up in the State Supreme Court, Republicans proposed laws that would guarantee the $30 car tabs Washington voters approved.
“It is just a clean $30 car tab,” said Sen Phil Fortunado, R-Auburn. “That’s what people voted for, that’s what we’re doing.”
Unlike I-976, which is facing a court fight over its constitutionality, Fortunado said his sponsored bill, Senate Bill 6350, is simple in nature and will likely not be challenged in court.
“It removes any ambiguity about multiple subjects,” he said....