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(Barry Schoch appears before House Transportation Committee. Credit: Tony Romeo)

(Barry Schoch appears before House Transportation Committee. Credit: Tony Romeo)

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By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – The secretary of PennDOT says he’s confident there won’t be any problems if vehicle registration stickers are eliminated in Pennsylvania.

As state lawmakers grapple with legislation to increase funding for transportation, one thing under discussion involves possible elimination of registration stickers on license plates and saving money in the process.

Some lawmakers expressed concern that such a move could result in lax enforcement, prompting people not to register their vehicles.

But Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch told members of the House Transportation Committee not to worry.

“We have vetted this with the police. And that’s the concern – is in enforcement. But they have worked with us and agreed to support this, or at least be neutral on it, that it’s something they believe they can work through, from an enforcement standpoint. Other states have already done it. It’s a cost savings for us; it’s a cost savings and convenience for our customers,” he explains.

Schoch says if PennDOT doesn’t have to mail out stickers, motorists would be able to renew registrations entirely online.

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