Michigan Introduces Bill to Allow Sale of Legacy License Plates

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to request their support for S.B. 1146:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • S.B. 1146 would bring a retro look to modern license plates by allowing consumers to choose a either a blue or black license plate which resembles plates that were available in the state from 1979 to 2007.
  • S.B. 1146 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.
  • S.B. 1146 would bring Michigan in line with other states seeking to promote the growth of the collector car hobby and the marketplace it supports.
  • S.B. 1146 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 (S.B. 1146) has been introduced in Michigan to create two legacy license plates to be available for display on all vehicles. The plates would cost $100 plus an undetermined service fee. Currently, authentic vintage plates may only be displayed on historic vehicles 26 years old or older, owned solely as collector’s items, and used only for parades and certain other events. If enacted into law, the bill would not impact the state’s current specialty license plate offerings. The bill currently awaits consideration in the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.