DON’T DELAY! Please voice your support for S.B. 1429 immediately from the California Senate by emailing now:
You may use the following points in your message:
- S.B. 1429 expands the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of 1980 or older model-year vehicles.
- The state may consult with an organization of old car hobbyists in determining whether the date of year of the license plate corresponds to the model-year date when the vehicle was manufactured.
- A fee of $45 is charged for the application for the use of the special plates.
Overview: Legislation (S.B. 1429) to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of 1980 or older model-year vehicles was approved by the California Senate Appropriations Committee. Having already been approved by the Transportation Committee, the bill now moves to the full Senate for a vote by all members. Current law only authorizes owners of vehicles that are of a 1969 or older model-year or owners of a commercial vehicle or pickup truck that is a 1972 or older to utilize California year-of-manufacture license plates. These plates must be legible and serviceable.