January 23, 2013 (Richmond, VA) – Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation that would repeal the hybrid vehicle tax that was included in the 2013 transportation package. HB 975, which passed with wide bipartisan support by a vote of 89-9, will now go to the Senate.

Delegate Hugo, the chief co-patron of HB 975, stated,

"Since being elected, I have been a proponent for hybrid vehicles, including sponsoring legislation to permanently extend HOV lane access for hybrid vehicles. Many of my constituents own hybrids and consequently pay taxes on gasoline purchases. Therefore, I feel that the hybrid tax is a double taxation on hybrid owners."

Delegate Hugo currently serves as the Majority Caucus Chairman for the House Republican Caucus. He is the Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee and also serves on the Commerce and Labor, Transportation, and Privileges and Election Committees. Delegate Hugo represents Centreville, Clifton, Fairfax, and Fairfax Station in Fairfax County as well as Catharpin, Gainesville, Haymarket, and Manassas in Prince William County.