The Senate unanimously approved state Rep. Peter Lucido’s electronic registration bill today by a vote of 38-0.
Lucido’s bill gives drivers the option to share an electronic proof of registration during a traffic stop.
“We are living during a time where technology is prevalent,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “Technology is everywhere. It is about time people had the option of having paper or electronic proof of registration. Furthermore, this legislation will not cost the Michigan taxpayers anything.”
During a traffic stop, law enforcement officials will be allowed to confirm registration by taking the electronic device to their vehicle or requesting the documentation be forwarded by email or text.
The bill follows similar legislation enacted in 2016 that allows for electronic proof of vehicle insurance.
“This bill makes it easier for drivers and police officers by giving an added option to confirm registration,” Lucido said. “It’s common sense for this reform to be approved in 2017 and obviously the House and Senate agree with me by unanimously voting in favor of this legislation.”
The bill now advances to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk for review.
About Rep. Lucido:
State Rep. Peter Lucido is a second-term lawmaker representing the 36th House District. The 36th District covers a portion of Macomb County, including Bruce, Washington and Shelby townships and the village of Romeo. Lucido can be reached at (517)373-0843, via email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov or on his website. For additional updates follow House Republicans on Facebook and Twitter.