SBN-1117: New Registration Scheme for Motor Vehicles

An Act Institutionalizing a New Registration Scheme for Motor Vehicles, Amending for the Purpose Sections 3 and 5 of Republic Act No. 4136, As Amended, otherwise known as the “Land Transportation and Traffic Code” and for Other Purposes.

  • This bill introduces a new registration scheme for motor vehicles, except those classified as vehicles for hire, wherein brand new motor vehicles are allowed to have an initial registration validity of four (4) consecutive years and upon expiration, the registration renewal shall be valid every two (2) years thereafter. On the other hand, other registered motor vehicles, are also given a two-year validity period on their car registration once the same is renewed under the proposed registration scheme.
  • This proposal, of course, is without prejudice to the application of Republic Act No. 8749, or the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 and other applicable laws to ensure that all motor vehicles will conform to all safety and emission standards.
  • With the proper implementation of this proposed scheme, this representation believes that it will help the LTO expedite all transactions within the said agency by systematically cutting red tape, eradicating once and for all the business of “fixers” and most especially, reducing the annual pilgrimage that the motoring public endure in different LTO offices across the country.


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