You no longer need physical proof of auto registration in Michigan


LANSING – Michigan drivers can now provide proof of auto registration electronically under new rules signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

“As technology continues to rapidly evolve, it’s important that our state’s laws adapt to these changes,” Snyder said. “Allowing motorists to present vehicle registration to a law enforcement officer electronically is a common sense move that makes life easier for Michiganders.”

House Bill 4013, sponsored by Michigan state Rep. Peter Lucido, allows an individual to present proof of auto registration electronically when proof is requested by a law enforcement officer.

The bill also prohibits a law enforcement officer from accessing any additional content on the electronic device while protecting the officer’s liability while in physical possession of the electronic device. It is now Public Act 59 of 2017.


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