Identical legislation (H.B. 977/S.B. 39) to require the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to provide, for one year, a specially designed vintage reproduction registration plate to qualifying vehicle owners was finally approved by the Maryland Senate and House. Under the bills, to be eligible to receive a vintage reproduction registration plate, the vehicle must be a Class A (passenger), Class E (small truck), Class L (historic), Class M (multipurpose), or Class N (street rod) vehicle. The vintage reproduction plate would be designed to resemble the 1910 Maryland registration plate, which has black lettering on a yellow background. The bills require MVA to set initial registration and renewal fees. Both bills will be sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.
We Urge You to Contact Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 977 and S.B. 39
- H.B. 977/S.B. 39 would bring a retro look to modern license plates by allowing consumers to use the reproduction 1910 plates.
- H.B. 977/S.B. 39 would give consumers a new option on the license plates to use on their vehicles and provide historic car owners a voluntary means to acquire new plates that match the vintage look of their vehicles.
- H.B. 977/S.B. 39 estimates that the additional cost to obtain the plates would be $20 and would take effect January 1, 2014.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact Governor Martin O’Malley immediately by phone, fax or electronic message to request his support for H.B. 977 and S.B. 39. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.
Governor Martin O’Malley