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Victory testifies on bill to expand vehicle registration services at dealerships

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Roger Victory on Tuesday told the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee about the need to allow drivers to register a vehicle at their local dealership.

“This bill would give the hardworking people of Michigan greater access to in-person vehicle registration services and help reduce the backlog of people trying to get appointments at local secretary of state offices,” said Victory, R-Hudsonville. “This is a commonsense solution to an ongoing problem. Michigan auto dealers can already process vehicle registrations for cars and trucks they sell on their lots, and my bill would simply allow them to expand these necessary services to direct seller-to-buyer purchases that happen outside of their dealership.”

Senate Bill 585 would allow auto dealerships in Michigan to perform vehicle registration for all cars and trucks, not just the vehicles they sell on their lot.

The bills would also allow dealerships to charge a fee for the services and removes the fee to the secretary of state for these transactions when completed by a dealer.


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