This week, Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) introduced a bill that would allow working-class individuals the ability to pay for their vehicle registration fee in monthly installments. Assemblyman Lackey is among the few legislators working to provide a solution for working class families to afford the sky-rocketing fees required when registering a vehicle.
“As the cost to own and operate a vehicle in California continues to rise, it hurts working-class families the most,” said Assemblyman Lackey. “In his State of the State address, Governor Newsom underscored the necessity of affordable transportation for the working class who are the backbone of our State’s economy. This bill goes to work for those people.”
…“If a person can’t afford to pay their car registration on time the state should not be taking people’s cars to compel payment. This response is disproportionate and worse doesn’t get the DMV fees paid anyway. The State needs to find a way to help poor people afford to pay their registration as proposed in AB 461,” said Mike Herald from the Western Center on Law and Poverty. AB 461 allows monthly installment payments, and through the DMV, shows support for individuals that need the most help and allows them an opportunity to fulfill a common necessity.