SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 14, April 4, 2013

Montana Bill to Provide for Single Year-of-Manufacture License Plate Signed Into Law

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff 

SEMA–supported legislation to allow the owner of a motor vehicle trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer manufactured in the year 1948, 1949 or 1950 to display a single original Montana license plate affixed to the rear of the vehicle was signed into law by Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Under the new law, the original Montana license plate must be legible and must bear the year that matches the year in which the vehicle was manufactured. Among other things, the law would reinstate the single plate requirement that existed for motor vehicles in 1948–1950, protect the design contours of these collector cars and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes on original bumpers. 

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