SB 46
Modifies provisions relating to transportation
Sponsor:
LR Number:
1071S.02P
Last Action:
4/14/2021 - Referred H Emerging Issues
Journal Page:
Title:
SS SB 46
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SS/SB 46 - This act modifies provisions relating to transportation.

VOTER REGISTRATION THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE (Sections 115.151, 115.160, and 115.960)

This act requires the use of electronic voter registration application forms by the Director of Revenue. The Director must additionally provide for the secure electronic transfer of voter registration information to election authorities in the manner described in the act. Election authorities are required to accept and process such records. All voter registration information sent electronically to the election authorities shall be printed out by the election authorities and retained for a period of at least two years.

The act requires the Division of Motor Vehicle and Drivers Licensing to transmit voter registration application forms to the appropriate election authority not later than 3, rather than 5, business days after the form is completed by the applicant.

These provisions are identical to SB 587 (2021), and substantially similar to HB 372 (2021) and provisions in HS/HCS/HB 738 (2021).

ADMINISTRATIVE FEES CHARGED BY VEHICLE DEALERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR LEASE OF A VEHICLE (Section 301.558)

This act creates the Motor Vehicle Administration Technology Fund, to which 10% of administrative fees charged by motor vehicle dealers shall be remitted for purposes of developing a modernized, integrated system for the titling of vehicles, the issuance and renewal of vehicle registrations, driver's licenses, and identification cards, and the perfection and release of liens and encumbrances on vehicles. Following establishment of the system, the percentage of the fees required to be remitted is reduced to 1%. These provisions shall expire on January 1, 2037. (Section 301.558.3).

Additionally, this act increases, from less than $200 to $500 or less, the maximum administrative fee a motor vehicle, boat, or powersport dealer licensed by the Department of Revenue may charge for document storage or other administrative or clerical services without being deemed to be engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. The maximum administrative fee specified under the act shall be increased annually by the greater of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, or by zero, whichever is greater. (Section 301.558.4).

The act provides that the same administrative fee need not be charged to all retail customers if the dealer's franchise agreement limits the fee to certain classes of customers. (Section 301.558.5).

These provisions are similar to SB 195 (2021) and SB 1046 (2020).

PERMANENT VESSEL REGISTRATION (Section 306.030)

This act provides that vessels may be issued a permanent certificate of number upon payment of 3 times the amount required for a 3-year certificate of number and 3 times any processing fee applicable to a 3-year certificate of number. Permanent certificates of number shall not be transferred to any other person or vessel, or displayed on any vessel other than the vessel for which it was issued, and shall continue in force and effect until terminated or discontinued as provided by law. (Section 306.030.6).

These provisions are similar to provisions in the perfected SCS/SB 49 (2021).

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS (Section 307.380)

This act exempts new motor vehicles from the requirement that motor vehicles receive a safety inspection immediately prior to their sale regardless of any current certificate of inspection and approval.

These provisions are identical to HB 687 (2021).

VACCINATION PASSPORTS (Section 1)

This act prohibits entities in this state from requiring documentation of an individual having received a vaccination against any disease in order to access transportation systems or services, or any public transportation facility. (Section 1).

This act contains a severability clause. (Section B).

ERIC VANDER WEERD