TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Fees would increase by $4 to register a vehicle in the state under a compromise bill sent to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
The increase would start in January 2009 and last four years, raising the cost to about $40 to register a personal vehicle.
The Senate approved the negotiated bill 24-10 Wednesday, followed a few minutes later by a 72-50 House vote.
The money from the increase would go to the Vehicle Modernization Fund to upgrade the state's system for registering vehicles and driver's licenses. Secretary of Revenue Joan Wagnon says the current system is about 20 years old and needs to be replaced to provide law enforcement with more information more quickly.
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