Iowa Introduces Bill to Expand Single License Plate Usage

DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Senate Transportation Committee immediately to request support for S.F. 2336:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • S.F. 2336 saves money, conserves resources and brings newer antiques and special-interest vehicles in line with similar vintage offerings—including model year 1948 or older vehicles and those built to resemble such classics, which have already received an exemption from the state’s two plate requirement.
  • S.F. 2336 protects the aesthetic contours of cars and relieves vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes on original bumpers.
  • S.F. 2336 accommodates additional classic and special-interest vehicles, many of which are not originally equipped with a designated place to display a front plate.
  • S.F. 2336 allows greater performance and styling equipment options for automotive enthusiasts in the state and the industry supporting their hobby.

Overview: Iowa has introduced SAN-supported legislation (S.F. 2336) to allow certain vehicles to display a single license plate on the rear of the vehicle. Under the bill, eligible motor vehicles include vintage (model year 1979 or older), reconstructed or specially-constructed vehicles built to resemble a vintage motor vehicle, and limited-production motor vehicles. Current law only permits the display of a single plate for motor vehicles which are model year 1948 or older as well as reconstructed or specially-constructed vehicles built to resemble vehicles which are model year 1948 or older. The bill awaits consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee.