Utah lawmakers look at fee increases

Utah lawmakers look at fee increases



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Lawmakers are looking at increases in fees to help make up a revenue shortfall.

About $9 million in fee increases are proposed, ranging from a $1 fee increase to play 9 holes of golf on a state course to upping the fee to rent out the Capitol rotunda from $2,000 to $3,000.

The cost of birth and death certificates could go up by $3 each and Gov. Jon Huntsman has suggested raising vehicle registration fees by $20 a year.

Also, state court administrators hope a $12.5 million increase in some court and conviction fees could help keep the courts open 5 days a week.

Agriculture Department fees also may go up so the state can continue meat and organic inspections, rather than handing those over to the federal government.

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Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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