Pennsylvania car registration stickers could make a comeback
A Pennsylvania state legislator wants to revive the vehicle registration sticker two years after it was discarded as a cost-saving measure.
A bill before the House Transportation Committee would not only bring back the tiny sticker but tie it to state vehicle inspections, as well, according to the legislation proposed by state Rep. Barry Jozwiak, R-Berks County.
PennDOT stopped issuing the stickers in 2017, a product of legislation passed years earlier. The move was projected to save more than $3 million.
Jozwiak said Tuesday at a committee hearing that the loss of the stickers has given police one less visual tool to pull someone over, according to PennLive.
A retired state trooper, Jozwiak said he has law enforcement groups on his side.
He argued that doing away with the stickers has cost PennDOT about $22 million in registration fees, PennLive reported.
PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services Deputy Secretary Kurt Myers said at the hearing that vehicle registrations ebb and flow, which could explain the drop in registrations and revenue.
According to the proposed legislation, the bill would require a vehicle to pass inspection before registrations could be issued or renewed.
Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .