HARRISBURG – At the urging of PennDOT, a state law eliminated the vehicle registration sticker requirement in early 2017, asserting at the time, that money would be saved because police departments would be able to read license plates electronically with automatic license plate readers. Senate Transportation Committee Chairman, Bedford County Sen. Wayne Langerholc commented that the plate reading devices work, but are not cheap. The lawmaker said the plate readers cost from $18,000 to $20,000. Langerholc said that the law also brought a decline in registration revenue for the Commonwealth and that the number of unregistered vehicles has been steadily increasing. Senate Bill 410 is now before the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.