Some Virginians aren't happy with the governor's $100 registration fee for hybrid vehicles. It's part of the sweeping transportation bill that was passed last month in the General Assembly.
On Monday, Delegate Scott Surovell (D-44th District) and Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th District) delivered a petition on the fee to the governor's office.
6,845 people who feel the tax should be repealed signed the petition. Delegate Scott Surovell says it's irrational to punish people with a hundred dollar fine for being good to the environment.
"Why are we singling out this one particular form of technology?" Surovell began. "Bicycles don't pay for the roads they ride on. Pedestrians don't pay for the sidewalks they walk on. I've had people ask, are we going to tax bicycles and shoes next?"
According to the legislation, moped owners would also be slapped with the 100 dollar tax, since it's considered an electric vehicle.
Senator Steve Newman of Lynchburg has asked the governor to amend that part of the bill.