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California lawmakers propose every-other-year vehicle registration

Posted at 10:02 AM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 15:46:00-05

(KGTV) - Drivers in California could potentially register their vehicles every other year, if a proposed state Senate bill passes.

Senate Bill 460, introduced by Democratic state Sen. Jim Beall, would amend the California Vehicle Code that currently requires vehicle owners to pay registration fees once a year.

Passage of the bill would allow Department of Motor Vehicles to “establish a biennial registration period for a vehicle, with subsequent renewals being required at biennial intervals thereafter, as specified” on or after Jan. 1, 2020.

In addition to the proposed changes to vehicle registration, a proposed bill would punish anyone who sells or offers to sell DMV appointments.

AB 317 calls for a penalty and fine for “any person, firm, corporation, or association to sell, or offer for sale, an appointment with the department.”

Click here to read more about AB 317