Car-registration tax could rise in Chapel Hill

From Staff ReportsJune 24, 2008 

— Chapel Hill would be allowed to impose a vehicle-registration tax of as much as $30, $10 more than it could now, under legislation that the N.C. House tentatively approved Monday.

The tax -- if the town were to adopt it in full -- would raise an additional $361,000 next fiscal year, legislative researchers say. Any amount over $15 a year per vehicle could be used only for public transportation.

House members voted 92-18 for the bill, sponsored by Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, a Carrboro Democrat. A final vote could come today. The Senate voted 44-0 for the bill two weeks ago.

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