Idaho Introduces Bill to Expand Single License Plate Usage

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the House Transportation & Defense Committee immediately to request support for H. 158:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H. 158 would save money, conserve resources and bring newer classics and special-interest vehicles in line with similar license plates—such as Classic, Old Timer and Street Rod—which have already received an exemption from the state’s two plate requirement.
  • H. 158 would protect the aesthetic contours of vehicles and relieve the burden of having to create mounting holes on original bumpers.
  • H. 158 would accommodate additional classic and special-interest vehicles, many of which are not originally equipped with a designated place to display a front plate.
  • H. 158 would allow greater performance and styling equipment options for automotive enthusiasts in the state and the industry supporting their hobby.

Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H. 158) has been introduced in Idaho that would allow all vehicles that were not originally equipped with a bracket, device or other means to display and secure a front license plate to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle. Current law only permits the display of a single rear-mounted plate for motor vehicles registered as a Classic, Old Timer or Street Rod. The bill currently awaits consideration in the House Transportation & Defense Committee.