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April 20, 2001 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis and the Legislature spun a U-turn Thursday and scrapped a costly program that requires motorists to first pay their car tax and then get a rebate in the mail. Starting July 1, the state Department of Motor Vehicles will send owners of approximately 26 million vehicles registration renewal bills already reduced by the amount of the vehicle license fee rebates.
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April 20, 2001 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis and the Legislature spun a U-turn Thursday and scrapped a costly program that requires motorists to first pay their car tax and then get a rebate in the mail. Starting July 1, the state Department of Motor Vehicles will send owners of approximately 26 million vehicles registration renewal bills already reduced by the amount of the vehicle license fee rebates.
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December 19, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Attorneys who were granted a record $88.5-million award from California have denounced the state's effort to overturn it, saying that state lawyers filed their papers after the deadline for seeking reconsideration, according to recently released documents. At Gov. Gray Davis' urging, state Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer last week asked the panel of private arbitrators that granted the award to reconsider it.
NEWS
December 19, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Attorneys who were granted a record $88.5-million award from California have denounced the state's effort to overturn it, saying that state lawyers filed their papers after the deadline for seeking reconsideration, according to recently released documents. At Gov. Gray Davis' urging, state Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer last week asked the panel of private arbitrators that granted the award to reconsider it.
NEWS
June 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill Thursday granting refunds to the 1.7 million motorists who were slapped with $300 fees when they registered their out-of-state cars in California. The checks will average nearly $400 each, with interest, and will begin to go out in October, the governor said during a signing ceremony at a Department of Motor Vehicles office. "This amounted to nothing less than an illegal and unconstitutional tax," Davis said.
NEWS
May 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
Legislation to refund smog fees paid to register out-of-state cars in California went to the governor Tuesday. Voting 38 to 0, the Senate approved a bill that would set aside $665 million for the refunds, including interest. The bill, SB 215, was sponsored by Sen. Betty Karnette (D-Long Beach). The Assembly voted 79 to 0 for a companion bill, AB 809 by Assemblyman Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), that would set up a refund procedure. Davis has said he is eager to sign the measures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
Investigators arrested 27 people during a three-day fraud investigation that targeted the state Department of Motor Vehicles office in Van Nuys, officials said Thursday. The sting--prompted by complaints from the public, insurance companies, law enforcement and the courts--is designed to curb the use of fraudulent or counterfeit documents to obtain vehicle registration, California driver's licenses or identification cards, said Vito Scattaglia, commander of the DMV Division of Investigations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1990 | BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an attempt to clean up the noxious air that often envelopes the San Ysidro border crossing, drivers of cars that spew too much exhaust were issued citations Tuesday as they entered the United States. U.S. Customs Service inspectors ordered 292 vehicles to pull into an inspection lot, where state law enforcement officers waited, said Customs spokeswoman Bobbie Cassidy.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2004 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
California is the nation's hothouse for hybrid-powered cars, according to car registration data to be released today. Nationally, 44,435 hybrid vehicles were registered in 2003, up 26% from 2002. And California consumers registered 11,425 of the gas-electric powered vehicles, or slightly more than a quarter of the nation's total, according to R.L. Polk & Co., a Michigan firm that compiles vehicle registration information.
NEWS
June 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill Thursday granting refunds to the 1.7 million motorists who were slapped with $300 fees when they registered their out-of-state cars in California. The checks will average nearly $400 each, with interest, and will begin to go out in October, the governor said during a signing ceremony at a Department of Motor Vehicles office. "This amounted to nothing less than an illegal and unconstitutional tax," Davis said.
NEWS
May 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
Legislation to refund smog fees paid to register out-of-state cars in California went to the governor Tuesday. Voting 38 to 0, the Senate approved a bill that would set aside $665 million for the refunds, including interest. The bill, SB 215, was sponsored by Sen. Betty Karnette (D-Long Beach). The Assembly voted 79 to 0 for a companion bill, AB 809 by Assemblyman Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), that would set up a refund procedure. Davis has said he is eager to sign the measures.
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