bill in Alaska would charge drivers a $10 fee for every studded
tire on their vehicles.
would apply the fee to the sale, transfer or storage of studded
tires. The bill is currently before the House Transportation Committee.
However, The Associated Press reported March 26 that the bill had
stalled in the committee in the face of opposition from some legislators,
the tire industry and others.
state’s governor, Frank Murkowski, said the bill would allow the
state to recoup some of the cost of repairing highways damaged by
the tires, The AP said.