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SB-460 Vehicles: biennial registration.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 460


Introduced by Senator Beall

February 21, 2019


An act to amend Section 1651.5 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 460, as introduced, Beall. Vehicles: biennial registration.
Existing law generally establishes an annual registration period for vehicles and imposes annual registration fees on vehicles.
This bill would authorize the Director of Motor Vehicles, on or after January 1, 2020, to establish a biennial registration period for a vehicle, with subsequent renewals being required at biennial intervals thereafter, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1651.5 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

1651.5.
 (a) (1) The director may assign or reassign dates for the expiration of registration for a vehicle registered pursuant to this code. The director may establish a registration year for any a vehicle consisting of any period from seven 7 months to 18 months, inclusive, with subsequent renewals being required at yearly intervals thereafter. The director shall assign an expiration date of the last day of the calendar month to all trailers and to all motor vehicles subject to additional fees under the provisions of Section 9400. Any A vehicle being registered on a quarterly basis shall be assigned or reassigned an expiration date of December 31 for the registration year. The director shall have the authority to exclude from year-round registration any type of vehicle that the director deems appropriate for exclusion.
(2) On or after January 1, 2020, and as a component of the department’s subsequent update to its vehicle registration system, the director may establish a biennial registration period for a vehicle, with subsequent renewals being required at biennial intervals thereafter.
(b) In order to implement a year-round registration for vehicles a vehicle registered pursuant to the International Registration Plan as described in Article 4 (commencing with Section 8050) of Chapter 4 of Division 3, the director, on or before January 1, 2009, shall assign or reassign a date for the expiration of registration of those vehicles a vehicle described in this subdivision and may utilize the applicable practices and procedures set forth under subdivision (a) in order to implement this subdivision.