To fund the state’s trauma care, the Senate just passed 30-20 a 3 1/2% surcharge on all car rentals by amendment to a House Bill.
The “conservatives” in the Senate just voted for a tax increase. Oh wait, it’s a “surcharge.” How dare I call it a tax.
House guys, you know what to do!
UPDATED: It looks like this is part of the overall comprehensive effort to fund the trauma system in the state. The legislation is multifaceted, but part of it will will place a 3.5% surcharge on call car rentals — like an insurance policy. This appears to be the product of much compromise.