UPDATE: Massachusetts Bill to allow Restored Year-of-Manufacture Plates Passes Committee; Moves to House Floor

DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Massachusetts House of Representatives Immediately to request support for H.B. 1872:


You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 1872 is commonly referred to as the "plate restoration" bill and allows for plates to be restored to their original color and design for better viewing.
  • H.B. 1872 recognizes that Year-of-Manufacture (YOM) plates are an important part of the aesthetic and collector value of antique vehicles.

Overview: Legislation (H.B. 1872) was reintroduced for the 2018 session and assigned to the House Committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling. Vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates with DMV approval. Antique vehicles are defined as vehicles more than 25 years old that are maintained solely for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest. The bill passed its House committee and is now up for consideration on the House floor.