Report: Loophole lets car tax revenue slip away

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - A key lawmaker says a legal loophole may be letting thousands of Coloradans skip paying car registration fees.

KMGH-TV in Denver reported this week the loophole allows motorists to repeatedly pay fines for failing to register their cars, and that can be cheaper than paying the registration fees.

The station reports that more than 200,000 tickets have been written in Colorado over the past three years for expired registration.

House Speaker Terrance Carroll says that could be costing the state tax revenue.

Carroll says the solution is changing the law to give local government the power to force drivers to register their cars as a condition of settling the ticket.

That's the way the law handles drivers ticketed for not having insurance.

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