UPDATE: Rhode Island Companion Bill To Allow for Display of a Single Year of Manufacture License Plate to Be Heard Thursday

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the House Special Legislation Committee 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 and older are eligible for courtesy YOM plates in Rhode Island. The bill is scheduled for consideration in the House Special Legislation Committee on June 13th. 

The Senate’s companion version of this bill (S.B. 621) was recommended to be held in Committee for further study after its April 10th hearing.