Louisiana Introduces Bill to Allow Sale of Classic Black License Plates

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the House Transportation, Highways, and Public Works Committee to request their support for H.B. 166:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 166 would bring a retro look to modern license plates by allowing consumers to choose a “Classic Black” license plate with a black background with white border and lettering. 
  • H.B. 166 would give consumers new options on what sort of license plates to use on their vehicles and provide classic car collectors a risk-free way to acquire plates that match the vintage of their vehicles.
  • H.B. 166 would bring Louisiana in line with other states seeking to promote the growth of the collector car hobby and the marketplace it supports.
  • H.B. 166 recognizes the growing interest of vehicle owners in vintage-style options and offers  a desirable alternative to traditional license plates that allows vehicles to be personalized further. 

Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 166) has been introduced in Louisiana to create a “Classic Black” special prestige license plate which would be available for display on all vehicles. The plate would cost an extra $25 annually and would require a minimum of 1,000 applicants to be produced. The bill currently awaits consideration in the House Transportation, Highways, and Public Works Committee.