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Guam - Senator Tony Ada has introduced 3 new measures, two of which deal with the registration and safety inspections on new vehicles and a third proposal having to do with tax clearances on new vehicles.
Bill # 479 would "allow" the Department of Rev and Tax to delegate new car registrations to automobile dealers.
Bill #480 would exempt new cars from safety inspections for the first 3 years.
And Bill #481 would require "use Tax Clearances for cars bought outside of Guam."
A release from Senator Ada says that these are the first of a number of measures the Senator plans to introduce "to streamline the licensing and registration requirements at the DMV."
The release quotes Senator Ada as saying that these measures "will save our residents time and money!"
READ Senator Ada's release in FULL below:
Senator Tony Ada: Auto Dealers Should Register New Vehicles Residents renewing their car registrations may soon see shorter and faster lines at the
DMV window once legislation authored by Senator Tony Ada becomes law.
Senator Tony Ada, along with Majority Leader Rory Respicio and Minority Leader Frank Blas, Jr., introduced Bill No. 479-31 which allows the Department of Revenue and Taxation to delegate new car registrations to the automobile dealers, a common practice throughout the nation. According to Senator Ada, doing so will allow the Department of Revenue and Taxation to devote more of its resources to the registration renewal
counter. “Customers of the auto dealers are also customers of the government. This bill is designed to provide better customer service on both counts”, states Ada.
According to Van Shelley, President and CEO of Nissan Guam and member of the dealers association says, “The Guam Automobile Dealers Association had first tried to secure authorization for dealer registration fifteen years ago so we were happy to collaborate with Senator Tony Ada and DRT officials. The efficiencies created by this bill will allow customers to get same day registration service on every new car sold, the DMV will be able to take the employees who were processing new car registrations and move them to the counter creating shorter renewal lines and the dealers will be able to roll over their inventories faster and reduce costs.”
Senators Tony Ada, Rory Respicio and Frank Blas,Jr. also introduced two other bills related to vehicle registration. Bill No. 480-31 will exempt new cars from safety inspections for the first three years. Ada discovered that many states waive the safety inspection requirements for the initial registration and the next two subsequent renewals. "We live in a time where all new cars sold in the U.S. carry a minimum 3-year
warranty and these cars are serviced by the dealer during this time." Ada emphasized.
He adds, "This measure will save our residents time and money!"
Senator Ada considers these bills, along with Bill No. 481-31, which requires Use Tax Clearance for cars bought outside of Guam, to be the first of many proposals yet to come that will streamline the licensing and registration requirements at the DMV.
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