The vote came about a half-hour before the midnight adjournment Wednesday.
Better car mileage has led to a reduction in the amount of money collected from the state’s gas tax, prompting lawmakers to search for a new funding source to pay for much-needed highway and bridge repairs.
State Rep. Tony Guerrera said all income from electronic tolls would have to be used strictly for highway reconstruction and repairs.
Frustrated by drivers who ignore Connecticut’s ban on talking and texting on hand-held cellphones, some state legislators want insurance companies to know when their customers break the law.
A bill that would allow for tolls to return to some Connecticut highways cleared a key legislative hurdle Friday.