Kansas Order Audit Of Vehicle System

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A committee of the Kansas Legislature has ordered an audit of the state's troubled $40 million upgrade of its computer system for handling vehicle registrations.

But members of the Legislative Post Audit Committee weren't sure Tuesday whether a report would be ready before next summer.

Some committee members backed the audit but wanted to defer to Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan's request that the work not start until fall.

The department's Division of Vehicles began using the new system in May, and local vehicles offices have seen delays in registrations, resulting in long lines statewide.

Jordan said the problems are being worked out and local offices are catching up.

But Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat who asked for the audit, called the transition to the new system a disaster.

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