California Bill to Create Legacy License Plate Program Signed Into Law


Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation (A.B. 1658) to establish the California Legacy License Plate Program. Under the new law, the DMV will create and issue a series of specialized license plates that replicate plates from the state's past.  Previously, classic car owners could only revive well-maintained old plates that match the vintage of their vehicle.  Among other things, the new law will bring a retro look to modern license plates by allowing consumers to choose from one of three classic designs from the 1950s-1960s (black lettering on yellow background or yellow lettering on black background) and 1970s-1980s (yellow lettering on blue background).   The law requires that at least 7,500 applications for any one particular plate must be received by the DMV on or before January 1, 2015.

Thank you and congratulations to all who participated in supporting the bill.

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