Senate GOP address MNLARS before legislative session

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March 04, 2019 02:27 PM

The Senate GOP are attempting to get ahead of the game by calling a press conference at the State Capitol to preview Monday night’s legislative action on the controversial bill on Minnesota computer system for vehicle title and license plate tabs, known as MNLARS.

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Sen. Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Transportation Chair Scott Newman, Capitol Investment Chair David Senjem and Sen. Jim Abeler will be discussing the $11,200,000 funds appropriated from the commissioner of public safety for the continued development and improvement of the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) and the Driver's License System.

RELATED: Report blames 2 state agencies for botched MNLARS launch

MNLARS recently has come under criticism from a state watchdog agency for its continual failure to deliver services. This is now in its third governor’s administration that will oversee the agency. 

Development began a decade ago and total costs have topped $100 million. The agencies in charge of the system, Minnesota IT Services and the Department of Public Safety, have made many improvements and continue to seek additional funding for ongoing repairs.

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