SALT LAKE CITY — A legislature measure that would allow motorcycles and motor vehicles under 12,000 pounds to be registered for six months instead of a year cleared a legislative committee on Monday.

HB133 sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Peterson, R-Ogden, would not take effect until July 1 of 2013 and would allow a safety inspection and emissions certificate to remain valid if the inspection and testing was done within an eight-month period from the time of registration.

Peterson, who addressed his bill in the House Transportation Committee, said the six-month registration makes sense for vehicles such as mopeds that typically aren't used all year long.

The measure does not change the registration fees associated with eligible vehicles.

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