State Senators have weakened a bill that would require the state to spend fees on their intended purposes. The original version would have forced the state to cut the tire fee and other fees according to how much lawmakers appropriated for the purpose in the previous year.
A proposed bill would prevent the state from redirecting fees collected for specific purposes to other budget areas. Lawmakers have drafted similar bills before. But this measure wouldn’t require a constitutional amendment, so it’s likelier to pass.