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New Kansas DMV fee proposed

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MISSION, KS (KCTV) -

For those who thought the frustration at the DMV was over, it looks like Kansans may have to foot the bill.

When Kansas upgraded its computer system, several counties shelled out thousands of dollars in overtime afterwards and drivers experienced extremely long lines and nearly eight-hour wait times.

Now Johnson County Treasurer Thomas Franzen is suggesting raising fees for registering and titling to pay for it all.

KCTV5's partners at The Kansas City Star report Johnson County is in debt $500,000 in the treasurer's office and that debt is growing.

Franzen suggested raising fees by $2, but the idea still needs support and legislative approval before it goes before the Kansas Association of Counties.

Johnson County spent more than $70,000 in overtime since the new computer systems went into place. Wyandotte County has spent more than $21,000 in overtime and, for that, they plan to give employees comp time.

Wait times at DMVs across the metro are down to about an hour. More people are mailing in their renewals or doing them online.

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