January 30, 2006

MO $2 Tag Fee 'Discriminatory'

Missouri's practice of charging an additional $2 fee for windshield tags for "handicapped parking" is discriminatory. That's the decision last week from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. a spokesman for the Missouri Attorney General's office could not say when the state would actually stop charging for the tags -- only that it would be "soon." ]

Attorney Fred Switzer who had filed the suit several years ago, called the ruling a victory, adding that it reaffirms the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act," that people with disabilities "cannot be charged for an accommodation required by the law."

Source: Court calls disabled parking tag charge discriminatory (Associated Press via Kansas City Star).

Posted on January 30, 2006