State Rep. Mike Mueller’s plan to extend the time Michigan drivers have to renew their licenses and vehicle registrations was signed into law Wednesday.
During the ongoing pandemic, Secretary of State offices have not had the capacity to renew key documents and identification. Because of this, people have been unable to renew through no fault of their own. The changes brought forth by Mueller offer peace of mind to people during unprecedented times in our state.
“With all of the financial, emotional, and physical challenges the people of Michigan have endured this year, they shouldn’t also be forced to pay late fees or penalties because they have been unable to renew their licenses or registrations by no fault of their own,” said Mueller, a former Livingston County sheriff’s deputy. “People throughout Michigan have voiced concerns to me and to my colleagues in the Legislature about license and registration renewals. This extension offers needed peace of mind for Michigan residents and clarity for law enforcement.”
Mueller’s plan will benefit law enforcement as well because it offers a clear explanation for what’s valid until when and what’s out-of-date as officers conduct stops and keep Michigan’s roadways safe.
State Rep. Mike Mueller has been named co-chair of a temporary panel that will place Michigan House legislators on certain committees for the 2021-22 term – using their experiences and priorities to help cultivate a tailored approach for residents the Legislature serves.
“People should not face late fees or penalties because of something that has been out of their control,” Mueller said. “I’ve heard from people throughout our communities who have voiced concerns about this issue. This extension offers needed clarity for Michigan residents and law enforcement.”
State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, has announced House Republicans have unveiled a plan giving the people of Michigan more certainty and control in these challenging times – allowing for data-driven COVID-19 responses that reflect conditions in local communities.
Rep. Mueller talks about House passage Tuesday of his legislation that extends the validity of vehicle registrations, chauffeur licenses, and operator’s licenses that expired after March 1, 2020 to December 11, 2020