House bill 3050 was pre-filed by Representative McCravy this session and is now up for debate in the Motor Vehicles Subcommittee. The bill would require the DMV to register and collect County taxes at the same time it issues a license tag for a newly acquired vehicle. This bill is designed to prevent car buyers from waiting in county office lines and then the DMV line when a private sale of a vehicle occurs.
“When we buy a car we should not have to wait in three different government lines before we can get a tag. This is a huge waste of time for our citizens and may approach a million man hours of productivity lost in our state. Any inconvenience that government employees may incur with the implementation of a new system pales in comparison with the lost time our citizens are experiencing.”
As a result of the filing of this bill, a working group is being established with representation of all stakeholders including the County Treasurer’s association, and the DMV. McCravy says he plans to meet with the group to begin working on a solution right away. “I plan to adjourn debate on this bill with the understanding that if an agreement is not reached that prevents our citizens from being subjected to standing in needless waiting lines, I will aggressively pursue the passage of this bill.”