Today, State Rep. Steve Johnson’s bill to allow Michigan vehicle owners the option to renew their vehicle registration for up to two years was passed out of the House unanimously.
Currently, a vehicle can only be registered for 12 months, or slightly longer if a registration is renewed less than six months before an individual’s birthday.
House Bill 4117 would offer Michigan vehicle owners the option of paying their registration fees up to two years at a time. If a vehicle owner chooses this option, it would decrease the number of registration and tag updates needed for their vehicle and save drivers a trip to SOS office. The state could also see a savings with decreased mailing and administrative costs. Over a dozen other states provide multi-year vehicle registration options.
“This common-sense idea was initially brought to me by a local resident,” said Johnson, R-Wayland. “Allowing an optional two-year vehicle registration renewal period will save Michigan residents time and effort when renewing their vehicle registration.”
House Bill 4117 now moves to the Senate for further consideration.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today that she would be increasing the amount of available office appointment slots by 350,000, allowing walk-in visits for disability placards, and permitting walk-in visits for other purposes if there is an opening.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson says the Secretary of State’s announcement Tuesday that she is increasing the amount of available office appointment slots by 350,000, allowing walk-in visits for disability placards, and permitting walk-in visits for other purposes if there is an opening follows some of the suggestions offered by the committee in […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s committee hearing with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Rep. Johnson says the appointment-only policy adopted by the Secretary for in-person branch office visits is leading to wait times not of minutes, but months.