ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 16)—Maryland tire dealers are up in arms over a quartet of scrap tire bills introduced in the Maryland legislature, including one to dedicate the money from scrap tire fees for sewage treatment and another mandating $25,000 fines and up to five years´ imprisonment for even minor infractions of state scrap tire disposal regulations. As it now stands, only about 3 or 4 cents of the $1 scrap tire fee collected by Maryland dealers is actually used to clean up tire piles, according to Mike Kress, president of the Maryland Tire Dealers Association.
Maryland tire dealers oppose scrap tire bills
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