UPDATE: Massachusetts Advances Bill to Allow Restoration of YOM Plates for Antique Vehicles

DON’T DELAY! Please contact the House Ways and Means Committee to request support for H. 3484 / S.D. 1162:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H. 3484 / S.D. 1162 would allow for the restoration of year of manufacture (YOM) registration plates to their original colors and designs.
  • H. 3484 / S.D. 1162 allows greater styling options for antique vehicle owners and recognize that YOM plates are an important part of the aesthetic and collector value of antique vehicles.
  • H. 3484 / S.D. 1162 brings the state in line with other states seeking to reward automotive enthusiasts and expand opportunities for these prized vehicles to be enjoyed.
  • H. 3484 / S.D. 1162 recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.

Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H. 3484 / S.D. 1162) has been introduced in Massachusetts to allow year of manufacture (YOM) registration plates to be restored to their original colors and designs.  Vehicles registered as antique may display YOM plates with DMV approval.  Current DMV regulations state these plates must be in original condition.  The bill passed the Joint Transportation Committee and awaits consideration by the House Ways and Means Committee.