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Bill Detail: SB22-123

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Title Late Vehicle Titling And Registration Penalties
Status Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/01/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors
Senate Sponsors P. Lundeen (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 02/03/2022

If the owner of a vehicle fails to title or register the vehicle as
required by statute, current law imposes the following penalties, when
  • For failing to register a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer,
or vehicle within 60 days after purchase, a penalty of $50
and a surcharge of $16;

  • For failing to title or register a vehicle within 90 days after
becoming a resident:
  • A fine of $300 or 10 days in county jail;
  • A supplemental unregistered vehicle fine of $25 to
$100 for each month after the 90-day period; and
  • A civil penalty of $500;
  • For failing to apply for a certificate of title within 60 days
after purchasing a motor vehicle or off-highway vehicle, a
penalty of $15 to $100;
  • For failing to follow any part of the titling statute,
including applying for or obtaining a certificate of title, a
fine of $300 or 10 days in county jail;
  • For failing to register a vehicle, a late fee of $25 to $100
for each month after the expiration of the registration; and
  • For failing to register a vehicle that is without motive
power and weighs 16,000 pounds or less or a camper trailer
or a multipurpose trailer, a late fee of $10.
If an owner failed to title or register a vehicle within the 60- or
90-day period required by law between January 1, 2021, and January 1,
2023, and the owner titles or registers the vehicle by June 1, 2023, the bill
exempts the owner from the penalties, fines, surcharges, and late fees
imposed by statute.
If a person has already paid statutory penalties, fines, surcharges,
and late fees incurred on or after January 1, 2021, and before January 1,
2023, the person may apply to the department of revenue (department) for
reimbursement. The department will reimburse the person from money
appropriated for that purpose from the general fund. The highway users
tax fund is reimbursed from the general fund for the portion of these
penalties, fines, surcharges, and late fees that are not paid to the highway
users tax fund.

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