BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota may be offering Detroit its own bailout.
A group of six North Dakota lawmakers has introduced legislation to exempt new Ford, Chrysler and General Motors vehicles from North Dakota's sales tax and motor vehicle excise tax.
The tax break would apply until June 30, 2010, to buyers of any new vehicles made by those companies. New vehicle leases also would get the tax break.
North Dakota normally charges a 5 percent tax on motor vehicle sales and leases.
Minot Rep. Lisa Wolf is the principal sponsor of the bill. Its first hearing in the North Dakota House has not been scheduled.