Missouri Bill to Allow Year of Manufacture License Plates on Older Vehicles Introduced

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the members of the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee to request their support for S.B. 887:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • S.B. 887 would allow all vehicles at least 25 years old to display license plates consistent with the year of manufacture of the vehicle. 
  • S.B. 887 would give consumers new options for the type of license plates to use on their vehicles and provide classic car collectors with a way to display plates that match the vintage of their vehicles.
  • S.B. 887 would accommodate all owners of classic and special-interest vehicles, including street rods and customs, by allowing their vehicles to be personalized the same way as those registered as historic. 
  • S.B. 887 would bring the state in line with other jurisdictions seeking to promote the growth of the collector car hobby and marketplace it supports. 
  • S.B. 887 recognizes the historical and aesthetic importance of displaying vintage plates, which are considered valued collectors’ items among the automotive community. 

Overview: SAN-supported legislation (S.B. 887) has been introduced in Missouri that would allow all vehicles 25 years old and older to display YOM license plates. Current law limits the display of such plates to vehicles registered as historic. The bill creates an additional $25 fee for the use of YOM plates. S.B. 887 currently awaits consideration in the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee.