Se­na­tors ap­prove scrap-tire mea­sure

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL - — Michael R. Wickline

The Se­nate ap­proved leg­is­la­tion that would over­haul the state’s waste- tire pro­gram, send­ing the mea­sure to the gov­er­nor.

Se­na­tors voted 23-1 for House Bill 1267 by Rep. Lanny Fite, R-Ben­ton.

The bill would cre­ate rim fees of $3 for new tires and $ 1 for used tires. The fees would be paid ev­ery time a tire is placed on a car. Fees are now charged on new car and truck tires at the point of sale. The funds would be dis­trib­uted to re­gional waste dis­tricts based on how they dis­pose of old tires.

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