Arizona Introduces Bill to Allow Sale of Legacy License Plates
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the House Transportation Committee to request support for H.B. 2262:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 2262 would bring a retro look to modern license plates by allowing consumers to choose one or more of the following designs resembling plates that were previously available in the state:
- Copper background with green lettering per the appearance of plates issued from 1973 to 1980.
- Maroon background with white lettering per the appearance of plates issued from 1980 to 1996.
- H.B. 2262 would give consumers new options on what sort of license plates to use on their vehicles and provide classic car collectors a risk-free way to acquire plates that match the vintage of their vehicles.
- H.B. 2262 would bring Arizona in line with other states seeking to promote the growth of the collector car hobby and the marketplace it supports.
- H.B. 2262 recognizes the growing interest of vehicle owners in vintage-style options and offers a desirable alternative to traditional license plates that allows vehicles to be personalized further.
Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 2262) has been introduced in Arizona to create new legacy license plates replicating examples from the state's past to be available for display on all vehicles. The plates would cost a $25 fee. Currently, authentic vintage plates may only be displayed on vehicles that are eligible for either Classic Car or Historic Vehicle plates upon authorization from the DMV. If enacted into law, the bill would not impact the state’s current specialty license plate offerings, including personalized special plates. The bill currently awaits consideration in the House Transportation Committee, which is scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday, February 3.