Massachusetts Legislature Adjourns
Several SAN-supported bills died as the Massachusetts legislature adjourned its 2019-2020 legislative session. To follow is a brief summary:
- Legislation (S. 2093) to allow year-of-manufacture (YOM) registration plates to be restored to their original colors and designs passed the Joint Committee on Transportation but did not pass the Senate Rules Committee. Currently, vehicles registered as antique may YOM plates with DMV approval, however they must be in original condition.
- Legislation (S. 2041) to require the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for all motor vehicles failed to pass the Joint Committee on Transportation. Under current law vehicles must display two license plates.
- Legislation (S. 2084) to allow blue dot taillights on Street Rods and Custom Vehicles failed to pass the Joint Committee on Transportation. Under current law, all vehicles are prohibited from displaying blue colored taillights.
- Legislation (H.3140) to exempt from the state’s annual safety inspection program antique vehicles that are 75 years old and older, registered with antique or year-of-manufacture license plates, and whose owner is a member of a recognized antique car club bill passed the Joint Committee on Transportation but failed to pass the House Ways and Means Committee.
Thank you to everyone who voiced support for these bills.