State Rep. Steven Johnson today introduced a plan to help reduce wait times at Secretary of State offices by offering Michigan drivers the option to pay vehicle registration fees two years at a time.
“We can better serve the people of Michigan by offering them option to renew their license plate tags on a multi-year basis,” said Johnson, of Wayland. “It will cut down on the amount of paperwork drivers have to deal with and cut down on the number of people standing in line at the Secretary of State.”
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson expressed support for the idea.
“I am grateful for Representative Johnson’s leadership in introducing legislation to eliminate the need for our residents to renew their license plates annually,” Benson said. “Providing the option of multi-year renewals for our residents will go a long way in reducing wait times at our offices. I look forward to working with legislators on these and other polices to modernize our services and better meet the needs of our residents.”
Johnson pointed out that one-year registrations would still be available for people who prefer that option.
House Bill 5204 was referred to the House Transportation Committee for consideration.