PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island’s General Assembly has passed a bill to monitor the impact of phasing out the state’s car tax.
The House of Representatives passed the bill late Tuesday. It had already passed the Senate.
The state budget was hung up over a disagreement between the chambers over details of phasing out the tax. The Senate tried to block further increases in reimbursement to towns for lost car tax revenue if state revenue drops.
Legislative leaders struck a deal to consider car tax legislation separately to monitor the impact. The Senate approved it in August and the House agreed to consider it during the rare session Tuesday.
The measure now heads to the governor.
Senate President Dominick Ruggerio says he supports eliminating the tax but he’s concerned about future budget deficits.