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Introduced Version House Bill 3236 History

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H. B. 3236


(By Delegates Sobonya, Hrutkay, Tucker and Klempa)
[Introduced January 9, 2008; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §17A-3-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to motorcycle registration renewal; exempting motorcycles from the requirement of annual registration.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17A-3-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. ORIGINAL AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION; ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF TITLE.

§17A-3-16. Expiration of registration and certificates of title.

(a) Every vehicle registration under this chapter and every registration card and registration plate issued under this chapter expires at midnight on the last day of the month designated by the commissioner: Provided, That the commissioner may extend the period during which the registration plates may be used.
Certificates of title need not be renewed annually but remain valid until canceled by the division for cause or upon a transfer of any interest shown in the vehicle.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section or of any provision of this chapter, the commissioner shall adopt a staggered registration system whereby the registration of Class A or Class G motor vehicles is for a period of twelve consecutive calendar months, the expiration dates of the registrations to be staggered throughout the year: Provided, That on or after the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-seven, the commissioner shall also offer an optional two-year registration system, whereby the registration of all vehicles shall be for a period of twenty-four consecutive calendar months, the expiration dates of the registrations to be staggered throughout the year. Under this option, all annual fees due at the time of registration shall be multiplied by two.
(1) On or after the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-seven, all Class A and effective on the first day of July, two thousand seven, Class G motor vehicles as defined in section one, article ten of this chapter, shall be registered for a period of twelve or twenty-four consecutive calendar months. There hereby are established twelve registration periods, each of which shall start on the first day of each calendar month of the year and shall end on the last day of the twelfth month from date of beginning. The period ending on the thirty-first day of January is designated the first period; that ending on the twenty-eighth (twenty-ninth) day of February is designated the second; that ending on the thirty-first day of March is designated the third; that ending on the thirtieth day of April is designated the fourth; that ending on the thirty-first day of May is designated the fifth; that ending on the thirtieth day of June is designated the sixth; that ending on the thirty-first day of July is designated the seventh; that ending on the thirty-first day of August is designated the eighth; that ending on the thirtieth day of September is designated the ninth; that ending on the thirty-first day of October is designated the tenth; that ending on the thirtieth day of November is designated the eleventh; and that ending on the thirty-first day of December is designated the twelfth.
(2) All Class A or Class G motor vehicles, which are operated for the first time upon the public highways of this state to and including the fifteenth day of any given month are subject to registration and payment of the fee for the twelve or twenty-four-month period commencing the first day of the month of operation. All Class A or Class G motor vehicles operated for the first time upon the public highways of this state on and after the sixteenth day of any given month are subject to registration and payment of fee for the twelve or twenty-four-month period commencing the first day of the month of the next following calendar month.
(c) On or before the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-six, all Class T and Class R vehicles shall be registered for a maximum period of three years or portion thereof based on the number of years remaining in the three-year period designated by the commissioner.
(d) On or before the first day of July, two thousand, all Class C trailers shall be registered for the duration of the owner's interest in the trailer and shall not expire until either sold or otherwise permanently removed from the service of the owner.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow the registration of motorcycles for twenty-four months.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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