Breitbart News has learned that many states are now requiring motorists to pay their share for road construction, even when not required to.
The states where motorists have been forced to pay are New York, Texas, Florida, California, Michigan, Minnesota, and Arizona.
“The federal government has mandated that all vehicle owners and operators have to contribute to road construction costs,” New York State Assemblyman John Wisniewski told Breitbart News.
“As a driver, I’m not required by the state to pay any of the costs of road construction. “
The state has no authority over me. “
As a driver, I’m not required by the state to pay any of the costs of road construction.
The state has no authority over me.
That’s where I believe this is all coming from. “
In addition, New York has the authority to make its own rules on how construction of roads is funded.
It’s the state’s obligation to fund the project, and the federal Government is obligated to fund it.” “
If the federal governments mandate that we all have to do a part of construction, that’s their right.
It’s the state’s obligation to fund the project, and the federal Government is obligated to fund it.”
In other words, New Yorkers who don’t have state licenses are not obligated to contribute for road projects.
But that doesn’t mean New Yorkers aren’t legally required to pay to fix roads.
New York state law requires motorists to contribute “to the cost of repairs and improvements to the roads and highways and bridges or other public or private works that are necessary for the transportation and use of motor vehicles.”
That requirement applies even when the highway isn’t needed, according to Wisniewicz, who told Breitbart that New York’s rules apply to construction on “any public or privately owned highway, including roads under the jurisdiction of a municipality, or roads of the public utilities.”
The statute also provides for penalties of up to $1,000 for non-compliance, and fines of up of $10,000 per violation.
A spokesperson for New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said that “the law on this matter has not been clarified,” and he did not have any comment.
New Jersey, California and Minnesota have similar requirements, according, but Wisniwski told us that none of those states have enforced the laws yet.
The California state government told Breitbart they are working with the Department of Transportation to determine if other states have similar laws.
The New York legislature passed a law in 2006 that requires motorists and businesses to pay state taxes for road repairs, but the statute hasn’t been enforced yet, according a spokesperson.
In Minnesota, a local newspaper reported that the state is requiring motorists who have paid for road and bridge work to pay $1 per day.
But the state hasn’t implemented any new requirements yet, and Wisnewski told our reporter that “that is not happening at the federal level yet.”
He also told us, “If I were a business owner and wanted to do this, I would have to apply to the state for a permit.
But I can’t because I don’t live there.
I’m a truck driver, not a trucker.”
He said that the New York law is just a “straw man.”
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has a similar policy.
“New York state has a law that requires drivers to contribute a percentage of the cost for road repair and improvements.
And that is where the confusion comes in,” Walker told Breitbart.
“But that’s not the case in New York.
New Yorkers don’t own a car.
They own a truck.”
Walker added, “The only vehicles we own are trucks.”
Wisnowski told the New Yorker that if New York did not enforce its law, he would take action against the state.
“Because of the federal mandate, I believe we will eventually have to enforce this law,” Wisnowsky said.
“This has been happening for 20 to 25 years, and it hasn’t stopped.
It just continues.”