Senators approve scrap-tire measure
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.