Montana Introduces Bill to Expand Single License Plate Usage

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the House Transportation Committee immediately to request support for H.B. 266:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 266 would save money, conserve resources and bring classic vehicles 25 model years old or older in line with similar license plates, such as Custom and Street Rod, which have already received an exemption from the state’s two plate requirement.
  • H.B. 266 would protect the aesthetic contours of vehicles and relieve the burden of having to create mounting holes on original bumpers. 
  • H.B. 266 would accommodate additional classic and special-interest vehicles, many of which are not originally equipped with a designated place to display a front plate.
  • H.B. 266 would allow greater performance and styling equipment options for automotive enthusiasts in the state and the industry supporting their hobby.

Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 266) has been introduced in Montana that would allow all vehicles 25 model years old or older to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle. Current law only permits the display of a single rear-mounted plate for motor vehicles registered as a street rod or custom vehicle. The bill currently awaits consideration in the House Transportation Committee.