Interesting VA twist that could possibly mitigate some of these fees, plus greatly reduce hassle. Good for Kaine if this gets through. This would mean only one trip every two years, which could cover both state inspection and emissions tests. Italics/bold mine:
Kaine Proposes No New Taxes in Budget Plan
December 17, 2007 - 10:20am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Governor Timothy Kaine is proposing no new taxes in the state's next two-year budget.
Kaine says he is proposing legislation to raise the fee for getting driver's licenses renewed every five years by $10. He would offset that by requiring car inspections every two years instead of every year.
The cost would go from $15 to $20.
In remarks prepared for presentation to the General Assembly's money committees Monday, Kaine says he also wants to give state employees a 3 percent raise but not until the second year of the budget.
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