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

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the members of the Rhode Island Senate immediately to request support for S.B. 621:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • S.B. 621 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.
  • S.B. 621 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 (S.B. 621) 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 was approved by the Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee and awaits consideration by the full Senate on June 25th.  The companion to this bill (H.B. 5888) passed the House earlier this week.