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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980289.01 MCV
HOUSE BILL 981173
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVES Tool and June;
also SENATOR Rizzuto.
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE FEES IMPOSED FOR MOTOR
VEHICLE TITLES, AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Modifies motor vehicle fees collected by authorized agents of the department of revenue as follows:
$ Increases the fee for issuance of a motor vehicle title from $5.50 to $14.00; and
the fee for issuance of a duplicate motor vehicle title from $6.50
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 426137 (1), (2), and (5), Colorado Revised Statutes, are amended, and the said 426137 is further amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SUBSECTION, to read:
(1) Upon filing with the authorized agent any application
for a certificate of title, the applicant shall pay to the agent
a fee of
SIX dollars and fifty cents, which charge shall be in addition
to the fees provided by law for the registration of such motor
(2) Upon the receipt by the authorized
agent of any mortgage for filing under the provisions of section
426121, the agent shall be paid such fees as are prescribed
by law for the filing of like instruments in the office of the
county clerk and recorder in the county or city and county wherein
such mortgage is filed and shall receive, in addition thereto,
a fee of
SIX dollars and fifty cents for the issuance of the certificate
of title and the notation thereon of the existence of said mortgage.
(5) For the issuance of any duplicate
certificate of title, except as may be otherwise provided in this
part 1, the agent shall be paid a fee of
SEVEN dollars and fifty cents, and, in all cases wherein the department
assigns a new identifying number to any motor vehicle, the fee
charged for such assignment shall be three dollars and fifty cents.
(7) USING THE INCREASES IN TITLE ISSUANCE FEES THAT BECAME EFFECTIVE ON JULY 1, 1998, AN AUTHORIZED AGENT SHALL, IF POSSIBLE, PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING TITLES ON THE SAME DAY AS THE DATE OF REQUEST BY AN APPLICANT:
(a) ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 1998, ANY TITLE ISSUED PURSUANT TO A TRANSFER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE CURRENTLY TITLED IN COLORADO;
(b) ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 1999, ANY TITLE ISSUED FOR A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE UPON FILING OF A MANUFACTURER'S STATEMENT OF ORIGIN WITHOUT ANY LIENS; AND
(c) AFTER THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND THE COUNTY CLERKS HAVE REVIEWED AND AGREED UPON A PLAN FOR THE ISSUANCE OF OTHER TITLES, BUT NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2001, ANY OTHER TITLE ISSUED BY THE AUTHORIZED AGENT. THE PLAN SHALL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE PROVISION OF THE BEST SERVICE FOR CITIZENS IN THE MOST COSTEFFECTIVE MANNER, THE USE OF ELECTRONIC ISSUANCE OF TITLES, AND CONSIDERATION OF THE BUSINESS PLAN FOR ISSUING TITLES AT COUNTY OFFICES.
SECTION 2. 426138 (1) and (2), Colorado Revised Statutes, are amended to read:
426138. Disposition of
fees. (1) All fees received
by the authorized agent under the provisions of section 426137
(1) or (2), upon application being made for a certificate of title,
shall be disposed of as follows:
FOUR dollars thereof shall be retained by the authorized agent
and disposition thereof made as provided by law; two dollars and
fifty cents shall be credited to the special purpose account established
by section 421211.
(2) All fees collected by the authorized
agent under the provisions of section 426137 (5) shall
be disposed of as follows: For a duplicate certificate of title,
SIX dollars and fifty cents shall be retained by the authorized
agent and disposition made as provided by law; and one dollar
shall be credited to the special purpose account established by
section 421211; and, for assignment of a new identifying
number to a motor vehicle, two dollars and fifty cents shall be
retained by the authorized agent and disposition made as provided
by law; and one dollar shall be credited to the special purpose
account established by section 421211. All fees collected
by the department under the provisions of section 426137
(5) shall be credited to such special purpose account.
SECTION 3. Appropriation in the 1998 long bill to be adjusted. (1) For the implementation of this act, appropriations made in the annual general appropriation act to the department of revenue, special purpose, data processing services, titles, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998 shall be adjusted as follows:
(a) The cash fund exempt appropriation for special
purpose, data processing services, titles, is decreased by one
hundred thirty thousand eight hundred seventy dollars ($130,870).
(b) The number of FTE for special purpose, data processing services, titles, is reduced by 0.6 FTE.
SECTION 4. Effective date applicability. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, and shall apply to title applications made on or after said date.
SECTION 5. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.