A new bill has been signed by Governor Whitmer allowing Michigan drivers to have the option of selecting two-year vehicle registrations. By selecting this option, this keeps drivers from having to make trips to Secretary of State office every year to get a new vehicle registration, this according to the Michigan governor’s office. Governor Whitmer gave her opinion as to why the bill was necessary saying, “The changes that I signed into law today will give Michigan car owners the opportunity to renew their license every two years instead of annually and will provide options for Michigan businesses to renew their special vehicle registration. These changes will build on the many new convenient services offered by the Secretary of State to put Michigan families and small businesses first.”
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson also commented on the new bill stating that, “The Michigan Department of State has entered a new era of operations and we are providing better and more convenient service than ever before. Our branch offices are open, pandemic operations are finished, and there is abundant availability for office visits across the state. HB 4117 will add yet another convenient service to our catalog and, while not implementable as written, SB 220 will be beneficial once the Legislature requires insurance companies to provide the Department with electronic access to their policies for agricultural vehicles.”
In addition to the new vehicle registration bill, Whitmer also is looking out for businesses who use agricultural and/or industrial vehicles by signing a bill known as Senate Bill 220. This bill allows no-cost registration renewal for specific agricultural and industrial vehicles. According to News 9&10, Senate Bill 220 is said to take into effect October 1, 2022.