HB 22-1388

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House May 04, 2022
  • Passed House May 04, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 10, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jun 08, 2022

Vehicle Registration And Certificate Of Title


Current law allows the department of revenue (department) to register a vehicle for less than a year so that all the vehicle owner's registrations for all of the owner's vehicles expire at the same time. The taxes and fees are prorated. Section 2 of the bill clarifies that the surcharges are also prorated. Current law sets the late registration fee for camper trailers and multipurpose trailers at $10. Section 3 sets trailer coaches at the same late registration fee. Current law prohibits transferring a license plate with a vehicle, but exempts certain plates. Section 4 adds distinctive special license plates, group special license plates, and special alumni license plates to the exemption and adds intrastate commercial vehicle, trailers, and special mobile machinery to the types of plates that cannot be transferred .Section 5 clarifies that the owner of an inoperable vehicle undergoing maintenance, repair, restoration, rebuilding, or renovation must pay an annual specific ownership tax. Upon payment of the tax, the owner will receive evidence of registration to affix to the vehicle, such as a license plate or decal, and isn't charged surcharges or fees if the owner keeps the vehicle on private property for the purposes of maintenance, repair, restoration, rebuilding, or renovation.Section 6 creates a license plate to celebrate Colorado's 150th anniversary of becoming a state. Senate Bill 22-108 requires the owner of a truck to present a certified scale ticket showing the weight of the truck if the truck is subject to certain weight-based fees, has not been modified, and weighs between 4,500 pounds and10,000 pounds. Section 6 Section 7 amends Senate Bill 22-108 to authorize the owner to present a manufacturer's certificate of origin, certificate of title, certified scale ticket, or other documents or systems as determined by rule. Under current law, the department uses a table to compute certain registration fees that are based on weight for vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 pounds. Section 7 Section 8 lowers this weight to 6,000 pounds. Current law requires an applicant for a certificate of title for a motor or off-highway vehicle to provide any lien document as an original or as a copy, which must be certified by the lienholder to be a true copy of the original lien. Similarly, a lienholder that is filing a lien must file any lien document as an original or a copy, which the lienholder must certify is a true copy. Sections 8, 9, and 10 Sections 9, 10, and 11 repeal the requirement that the lienholder certify the copy. Sections 8 and 10 Section 9 and 11 also remove language that says that vehicle lien filings are public records. To release a lien on a motor or off-highway vehicle, current law requires the lienholder to file a lien release, which must include a written declaration that is made under penalty of perjury. Section 11 Section 12 adds an option that the lienholder may file a notarized declaration. Current law requires a motor vehicle dealer to pay a $25 fee to the executive director of the department of revenue (department) for a certificate of title. Section 12 Section 13 clarifies that the fee can be paid to a county clerk or third-party vendor, which is typically the entity that is processing the transaction. Section 13 Section 14 splits this $25 dollar fee, if paid to the county clerk, so that the county clerk retains $21.80 and forwards the rest to the department. Current law requires a vehicle owner to obtain a bonded certificate of title if the vehicle owner cannot present the ordinary proof of ownership. To obtain a title in lieu of a bonded title on a collector's item, street-rod vehicle, or horseless carriage of 25 years old or older, the applicant must present, among other things, a notarized bill of sale. Section 14 Section 15 repeals the requirement that the bill of sale be notarized. To register a motor vehicle, current law requires vehicle owners to pay a road safety surcharge and a bridge safety surcharge. Section 15 Section 16 sets the road safety surcharge at $16 for trailer coaches, which are trailers that are at least 26 feet long and used for temporary living quarters. Section 16 Section 17 sets the bridge safety surcharge at $13 for trailer coaches.Section 18 appropriates $318,840 to the department of revenue to implement the act. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (3)



Jun 08, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 06, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor


Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 03, 2022


Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 10, 2022


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 09, 2022


Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments


Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Senate Committee of the Whole


Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Appropriations

May 04, 2022


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction


House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

May 03, 2022


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee


House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

May 02, 2022


House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Apr 26, 2022


House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Transportation Local Government

Apr 19, 2022


Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government

  • Introduction
Transportation & Local Government Transportation Local Government

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/08/2022) PDF
Final Act (06/06/2022) PDF
Rerevised (05/10/2022) PDF
Revised (05/09/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (05/04/2022) PDF
Engrossed (05/03/2022) PDF
Introduced (04/19/2022) PDF
PA2 (05/03/2022) PDF
PA1 (04/28/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (05/02/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/25/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/29/2022) PDF


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