(ONN) – Ohio’s newly-agreed-upon transportation budget does more than just increase the gas tax by 10.5 cents.
The plan also establishes new registration fees of $200 for electric plug-in vehicles and $100 for hybrids.
The budget also more-than doubles funding for public transportation, increasing it from $33 million per year to $70 million.
Under the bill, Ohio drivers will also no longer need a front license plate starting July 1st of next year.
And the House and Senate agreed to a provision that would cut some state funding to communities that use traffic cameras to collect revenue.
The gas tax increase goes into effect on July 1st.