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Bill Detail: HB22-1388

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Title Vehicle Registration And Certificate Of Title
Status Governor Signed (06/08/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors A. Valdez (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (D)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 04/19/2022

Current law allows the department of revenue (department) to
register a vehicle for less than a year so that all the vehicle owner's
registrations for all of the owner's vehicles expire at the same time. The
taxes and fees are prorated. Section 2 of the bill clarifies that the
surcharges are also prorated.
Current law sets the late registration fee for camper trailers and

multipurpose trailers at $10. Section 3 sets trailer coaches at the same late
registration fee.
Current law prohibits transferring a license plate with a vehicle,
but exempts certain plates. Section 4 adds distinctive special license
plates, group special license plates, and special alumni license plates to
the exemption.
Section 5 clarifies that the owner of an inoperable vehicle
undergoing maintenance, repair, restoration, rebuilding, or renovation
must pay an annual specific ownership tax. Upon payment of the tax, the
owner will receive evidence of registration to affix to the vehicle, such as
a license plate or decal, and isn't charged surcharges or fees if the owner
keeps the vehicle on private property for the purposes of maintenance,
repair, restoration, rebuilding, or renovation.
Senate Bill 22-108 requires the owner of a truck to present a
certified scale ticket showing the weight of the truck if the truck is subject
to certain weight-based fees, has not been modified, and weighs between
4,500 pounds and10,000 pounds. Section 6 amends Senate Bill 22-108
to authorize the owner to present a manufacturer's certificate of origin,
certificate of title, certified scale ticket, or other documents or systems as
determined by rule.
Under current law, the department uses a table to compute certain
registration fees that are based on weight for vehicles that weigh less than
10,000 pounds. Section 7 lowers this weight to 6,000 pounds.
Current law requires an applicant for a certificate of title for a
motor or off-highway vehicle to provide any lien document as an original
or as a copy, which must be certified by the lienholder to be a true copy
of the original lien. Similarly, a lienholder that is filing a lien must file
any lien document as an original or a copy, which the lienholder must
certify is a true copy. Sections 8, 9, and 10 repeal the requirement that
the lienholder certify the copy. Sections 8 and 10 also remove language
that says that vehicle lien filings are public records.
To release a lien on a motor or off-highway vehicle, current law
requires the lienholder to file a lien release, which must include a written
declaration that is made under penalty of perjury. Section 11 adds an
option that the lienholder may file a notarized declaration.
Current law requires a motor vehicle dealer to pay a $25 fee to the
executive director of the department of revenue (department) for a
certificate of title. Section 12 clarifies that the fee can be paid to a county
clerk or third-party vendor, which is typically the entity that is processing
the transaction. Section 13 splits this $25 dollar fee, if paid to the county
clerk, so that the county clerk retains $21.80 and forwards the rest to the
Current law requires a vehicle owner to obtain a bonded certificate
of title if the vehicle owner cannot present the ordinary proof of
ownership. To obtain a title in lieu of a bonded title on a collector's item,
street-rod vehicle, or horseless carriage of 25 years old or older, the
applicant must present, among other things, a notarized bill of sale.
Section 14 repeals the requirement that the bill of sale be notarized.
To register a motor vehicle, current law requires vehicle owners
to pay a road safety surcharge and a bridge safety surcharge. Section 15
sets the road safety surcharge at $16 for trailer coaches, which are trailers
that are at least 26 feet long and used for temporary living quarters.
Section 16 sets the bridge safety surcharge at $13 for trailer coaches.

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