UPDATE: Rhode Island Bill to Allow for Display of a Single Year of Manufacture License Plate Passes Committee; Moves to House Floor

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives immediately to request support for H.B. 5888:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 5888 would save money, conserve resources and bring Rhode Island in line with other states that have moved to a single plate requirement for historic and antique vehicles.
  • H.B. 5888 would protect the aesthetic contours of cars and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes on original bumpers.

Overview: Legislation (H.B. 5888) has been introduced to allow vehicles with “year of manufacture” (YOM) tags to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle. All motor vehicles 25 model years old and older are eligible for courtesy YOM plates in Rhode Island. The bill passed the Special Legislation Committee and awaits consideration on June 18th on the House Floor.