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Fines Possible in Electric Vehicle Parking Spots

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - The state Senate is looking to fine drivers who improperly park in spaces reserved for electric vehicles.

On Wednesday, senators approved a $124 penalty for those who take up parking spots marked for electric vehicles. Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom says those spots are critical for electric cars because they provide the ability to recharge.

Sen. Mark Mullet says he has an electric vehicle and has experienced times when dedicated parking spaces are taken by gas-consuming cars.

The measure now heads to the House.

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