ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A House panel has rejected a proposal to impose fees on bad drivers.

The House Appropriations Committee on Friday night nixed the proposal Gov. Martin O’Malley included in his budget.

The proposal would have charged $100 per point on a driver’s license above five points for three years. It also would have charged a $500 fine each year for three years for those convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The fees would have raised an estimated $5 million in fiscal year 2012 and $8 million in fiscal year 2013.

The House Appropriations Committee is working late Friday on the governor’s budget legislation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (11)
  1. Wheres common sense when you need it says:

    I can solve the budget crisis with ease. Lets put a fee on all poor decisions that each politition makes. We could go from being in the red to being in the black in about a day. All in favor say “I”.

    1. Brown says:

      “I” that’s insane!!!

  2. Sam Waithaka says:

    good idea

  3. ghop says:

    I like the idea.

  4. ratm33 says:

    O’malley is a complete idiot. And so are all of you to agree. Next they will charge you a fee for using the sidewalks to jog on.

  5. Brian says:

    whats so bad with this idea…if you were dumb enough to get over 5 points or to get a DUI you most likely had no penalty from the judicial system here in the wonderful state of MD so whats so bad with a little penalty…God forbid punish ones who do wrong. Way to go politicians heres a novel idea for MD, why dont we actually convict people of crimes.

  6. zeph says:

    Let’s impose a big, fat fine on every illiterate idiot too lazy to check google or a dictionary before posting their drivel.

  7. Jerry says:

    The way it looks , we got alot of drunks running the state. The reason I’m saying this is they are talking about rasing taxs on everthing but anything to do with alcohol . They raised the taxs on cigarets, gas and everything in the stores but booze. Start raising the booze tax and not only will you make money , you will also save lives. It might not stop the DUI’s but it will be reduced.

  8. Mr. Harry Longrod says:


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