Bill Text: MI SB0220 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Chaptered


Bill Title: Vehicles: registration; renewal of farm and wood harvester related license plates online; allow. Amends sec. 802 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.802).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 13-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-11-30 - Assigned Pa 0110'21 With Immediate Effect [SB0220 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-SB0220-Chaptered.html

Act No. 110

Public Acts of 2021

Approved by the Governor

November 10, 2021

Filed with the Secretary of State

November 10, 2021

EFFECTIVE DATE:  November 10, 2021

state of michigan

101st Legislature

Regular session of 2021

Introduced by Senators Theis, Victory, Bumstead, Daley, Outman, Nesbitt, Johnson, Barrett, LaSata, MacDonald, Zorn, VanderWall and Schmidt

ENROLLED SENATE BILL No. 220

AN ACT to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “An act to provide for the registration, titling, sale, transfer, and regulation of certain vehicles operated upon the public highways of this state or any other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles and distressed vehicles; to provide for the licensing of dealers; to provide for the examination, licensing, and control of operators and chauffeurs; to provide for the giving of proof of financial responsibility and security by owners and operators of vehicles; to provide for the imposition, levy, and collection of specific taxes on vehicles, and the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees, and permit fees; to provide for the regulation and use of streets and highways; to create certain funds; to provide penalties and sanctions for a violation of this act; to provide for civil liability of manufacturers, the manufacturers of certain devices, the manufacturers of automated technology, upfitters, owners, and operators of vehicles and service of process on residents and nonresidents; to regulate the introduction and use of certain evidence; to regulate and certify the manufacturers of certain devices; to provide for approval and certification of installers and servicers of certain devices; to provide for the levy of certain assessments; to provide for the enforcement of this act; to provide for the creation of and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to impose liability upon the state or local agencies; to provide appropriations for certain purposes; to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act or contrary to this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date,” by amending section 802 (MCL 257.802), as amended by 2019 PA 88.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 802. (1) For a special registration issued under section 226(8), the registrant shall pay 1/2 the tax imposed under section 801 and a service fee of $10.00.

(2) For all commercial vehicles registered after August 31 for the period expiring the last day of February, the secretary of state shall collect a tax of 1/2 the rate otherwise imposed under this act. This subsection does not apply to vehicles registered by manufacturers or dealers under sections 244 to 247.

(3) For each special registration under section 226(9), the secretary of state shall collect a service fee of $10.00.

(4) For temporary registration plates or markers under section 226a(1), the secretary of state shall collect a service fee in an amount determined by the secretary of state to reflect the actual cost of administering the temporary registration plates and markers program, or in the amount of $4.00 per plate or marker, whichever is less.

(5) For a temporary registration under section 226b, the fee is either of the following:

(a) For a 30-day temporary registration, 1/10 of the tax prescribed under section 801 or $20.00, whichever is greater, and an additional $10.00 service fee.

(b) For a 60-day temporary registration, 1/5 of the tax prescribed under section 801 or $40.00, whichever is greater, and an additional $10.00 service fee.

(6) For registration plates as provided for in section 226a(5), (6), and (7), the secretary of state shall collect a service fee of $40.00 for 2 registration plates and $20.00 for each additional registration plate.

(7) For special registrations issued for special mobile equipment as provided in section 216(d), the secretary of state shall collect a service fee of $15.00 each for the first 3 special registrations, and $5.00 for each special registration issued in excess of the first 3.

(8) The secretary of state, upon request, may issue a registration valid for 3 months for use on a vehicle with an elected gross weight of 24,000 pounds or greater on the payment of 1/4 the tax provided in section 801(1)(k) and a service fee of $10.00.

(9) Upon application to the secretary of state, an owner of a truck, truck tractor, or road tractor that is used exclusively for the purpose of gratuitously transporting farm crops or livestock bedding between the field where produced and the place of storage, feed from on-farm storage to an on-farm feeding site, or fertilizer, seed, or spray material from the farm location to the field may obtain a special registration. The service fee for each special registration issued under this subsection is $20.00. The special registration is valid for a period of up to 12 months and expires on December 31. As used in this subsection:

(a) “Feed” means hay or silage.

(b) “Livestock bedding” means straw, sawdust, or sand.

(10) Beginning on October 1, 2022, the secretary of state shall provide a system for applicants under subsection (9) or under section 801(1)(c) or (d) to renew their special registration at no additional charge in a branch office, by first-class mail, and online.

(11) The secretary of state, upon request, may issue a special registration valid for 3 or more months for a road tractor, truck, or truck tractor owned by a farmer, if the motor vehicle is used exclusively in connection with the farmer’s farming operations or for the transportation of the farmer and the farmer’s family and not used for hire. The fee for the registration is 1/10 of the tax provided in section 801(1)(c) times the number of months for which the special registration is requested and, in addition, a service fee of $10.00. The secretary of state shall not issue a special registration for a motor vehicle for which the tax under section 801(1)(c) would be less than $50.00.

(12) The secretary of state, upon request, may issue a registration valid for 3 months or more for use on a vehicle with an elected gross weight of 24,000 pounds or greater. The fee for the registration is 1/12 of the tax provided in section 801(1)(k), times the number of months for which the special registration is requested and, in addition, a service fee of $10.00.

(13) The secretary of state shall deposit the service fees collected under subsections (1), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (11), and (12) in the transportation administration collection fund created in section 810b through October 1, 2023.

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Description automatically generatedThis act is ordered to take immediate effect.

 

Secretary of the Senate

 

Clerk of the House of Representatives

Approved___________________________________________

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Governor

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