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AB-2206 Vehicles: registration information.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/03/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 03, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 15, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2206


Introduced by Assembly Member Brough

February 12, 2018


An act to amend Section 4453 9250 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicle registration.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2206, as amended, Brough. Vehicles: registration information.
Existing law establishes the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program, to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and the local street and road system, and funds that program, in part, with an annual transportation improvement fee imposed on vehicles with a varying fee between $25 and $175 based on vehicle market value.
Existing law generally requires a motor vehicle to be registered, and the appropriate fees paid, in order to operate the vehicle on a highway, as specified. Upon registering a vehicle, existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a certificate of ownership to the legal owner and a registration card to the owner, as specified. Existing law requires a registration card to contain certain information upon its face, including the name and residence or business address of the owner and of the legal owner of the vehicle.
The This bill would require the registration card issued application to renew the registration for a vehicle to display, as a separate line item, the amount of the transportation improvement fee that is included in the cost of registration for the vehicle.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 9250 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

9250.
 (a) A registration fee of forty-three dollars ($43) shall be paid to the department for the registration of each vehicle or trailer coach of a type subject to registration under this code, except those vehicles that are expressly exempted under this code from the payment of registration fees. This subdivision applies to all of the following:
(1) The initial or original registration, on or after July 1, 2011, but before April 1, 2017, of any vehicle not previously registered in this state.
(2) The renewal of registration of any vehicle for which the registration period expires on or after July 1, 2011, but before April 1, 2017.
(b) A registration fee of fifty-three dollars ($53) shall be paid to the department for the registration of each vehicle or trailer coach of a type subject to registration under this code, except those vehicles that are expressly exempted under this code from the payment of registration fees. This subdivision applies to all of the following:
(1) The initial or original registration, on or after April 1, 2017, of any vehicle not previously registered in this state.
(2) The renewal or original registration of any vehicle for which the registration period expires on or after April 1, 2017, regardless of whether a renewal application was mailed to the registered owner before April 1, 2017.
(c) The registration fee imposed under this section applies to all vehicles described in Section 5004, whether or not special identification plates are issued to that vehicle.
(d) Trailer coaches are subject to the registration fee provided in subdivision (a) or (b) for each unit of the trailer coach.
(e) The amounts collected pursuant to the increase in the registration fee as specified in subdivision (b) shall be used only for costs incurred in connection with the regulation of vehicles, including administrative costs for vehicle registration.
(f) The application to renew the registration for a vehicle shall display, as a separate line item, the amount of the transportation improvement fee, as defined in Section 11050 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, that is included in the total cost to register the vehicle.

SECTION 1.Section 4453 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
4453.

(a)The registration card shall contain upon its face, the date issued, the name and residence or business address or mailing address of the owner and of the legal owner, if any, the registration number assigned to the vehicle, and a description of the vehicle as complete as that required in the application for registration of the vehicle.

(b)The following motor vehicles shall be identified as such on the face of the registration card whenever the department is able to ascertain that fact at the time application is made for initial registration or transfer of ownership of the vehicle:

(1)A motor vehicle rebuilt and restored to operation that was previously declared to be a total loss salvage vehicle because the cost of repairs exceeds the retail value of the vehicle.

(2)A motor vehicle rebuilt and restored to operation that was previously reported to be dismantled pursuant to Section 11520.

(3)A motor vehicle previously registered to a law enforcement agency and operated in law enforcement work.

(4)A motor vehicle formerly operated as a taxicab.

(5)A motor vehicle manufactured outside of the United States and not intended by the manufacturer for sale in the United States.

(6)A park trailer, as described in Section 18009.3 of the Health and Safety Code, that when moved upon the highway is required to be moved under a permit pursuant to Section 35780.

(7)A motor vehicle that has been reacquired under circumstances described in subdivision (c) of Section 1793.23 of the Civil Code, a vehicle with out-of-state titling documents reflecting a warranty return, or a vehicle that has been identified by an agency of another state as requiring a warranty return title notation, pursuant to the laws of that state. The notation made on the face of the registration and pursuant to this subdivision shall state “Lemon Law Buyback.”

(c) The registration card shall display, as a separate line item, the amount of the transportation improvement fee, as defined in Section 11050 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, that is included in the total cost to register the vehicle.

(d)The director may modify the form, arrangement, and information appearing on the face of the registration card and may provide for standardization and abbreviation of fictitious or firm names on the registration card whenever the director finds that the efficiency of the department will be promoted by so doing.