By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
SEMA is opposing South Carolina legislation to increase biennial registration fees for motor vehicles. The bill would increase the registration fees for private passenger vehicles, excluding trucks, from $24 to $36 for persons under age 65. For persons 65 years old and older, the fees for private passenger vehicles, excluding trucks, would rise from $20 to $32.
In addition, the measure would increase the registration fees for property-carrying vehicles 6,000 lbs. or less from $30 to $42 for persons 65 years old and older. For all other property-carrying vehicles, the fees would rise incrementally depending on the vehicle weight. For example, the fees for trucks weighing between 4,001 lbs. and 5,000 lbs. would increase from $40 to $53.