Lawmakers Keep Ban on Issuing Car Registrations to People With Unpaid Taxes

A Connecticut legislative committee is keeping the ban on issuing motor vehicle registrations to owners with delinquent property taxes.

Members of the General Assembly's Transportation Committee on Monday voted to keep the ban after hearing from cities and towns that they could lose 5 percent of their car tax revenues if it were removed.

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy had proposed ending the policy to reduce wait times at the Department of Motor Vehicles and argued that customers often make multiple visits to the DMV because they can't get a registration until their local taxes are paid off.

The bill would still allow the DMV to use private entities such as AAA to provide more services.

The legislation now moves to the House.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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