Minnesota Reintroduces Bill to Allow Single Plate on Special Interest Vehicles

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the members of the House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee to request support for H.F. 359:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.F. 359 would save money, conserve resources, and bring special interest vehicles in line with similar license plates such as Pioneer, Classic Car, Collector, and Street Rod, which have already received an exemption from the state’s two plate requirement. 
  • H.F. 359 would protect the aesthetic contours of cars and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes on original bumpers.
  • H.F. 359 would accommodate unique special interest vehicles, many of which are not originally equipped with a designated place to display a front plate.
  • H.F. 359 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.F. 359) has been introduced in Minnesota to allow for the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for special interest vehicles. Under current law, special interest vehicles have not received an exemption from the state’s requirement of displaying two license plates. Special interest vehicles are defined as those owned for leisure purposes, driven less than 10,000 miles per year, and are not used for general transportation. The bill currently awaits consideration in the House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee.