Assembly Passes Bill On Vehicle Registry Sites

Assembly Passes Bill On Vehicle Registry Sites

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A bill to protect drivers registering their cars from paying too much has passed in the state Assembly.

The bill is sponsored by north country Assemblywoman Addie Jenne. It would ban the licensing of private companies that charge you to register your car, when the Department of Motor Vehicles does it at no cost.

In many cases, the companies' websites look like you've landed on the official DMV site and you can end up paying $45 to $75 more.

Jenne says the bill does not have a sponsor on the Senate side yet and it may not be likely this legislative session.

"It's very late in our session right now and the Senate is also having difficulty functioning from day to day so I'm not sure if someone will pick it up," said Jenne (D. - 116th District).

Jenne says if it doesn't get picked up this year, she would work to find a Senate sponsor for next legislative session.

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