Montana Bill to Provide for Single Year-of-Manufacture License Plate Approved by Committee; Moves to Full Senate

Legislation (H.B. 270) to allow the owner of a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer manufactured in the year 1948, 1949, or 1950 to display a single original Montana license plate that is affixed to the rear of the vehicle was approved by the Montana Senate Highways and Transportation Committee and will now be considered by the full Senate.  Having already been passed by the House of Representatives, the bill is in its final steps to the governor’s office. Under the bill, the original Montana license plate must be legible and must bear the year that matches the year in which the vehicle was manufactured.     

We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Montana Senate (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 270

  • H.B. 270 would reinstate the single plate requirement that existed for motor vehicles in 1948 – 1950. 
  • H.B. 270 would protect the aesthetic contours of these model year collector cars and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes on fabricated bumpers, etc.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Montana Senate immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 270. 

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

Montana Senate

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Senator Elise Arntzen
Phone: (406) 534-2780
Senator Ron Arthun
Phone: (406) 220-0399
Senator Shannon Augare
Phone: (406) 450-5686
Senator Debby Barrett
Phone: (406) 681-3177
Senator Dick Barrett
Phone: (406) 396-3256
Senator Anders Blewett
Phone: (406) 231-8618
Senator Scott Boulanger
Phone: (406) 360-1063
Senator John Brenden
Phone: (406) 783-8394
Senator Dee Brown
Phone: (406) 387-9393
Senator Taylor Brown
Phone: (406) 348-2070
Senator Edward Buttrey
Phone: (406) 750-6798
Senator Mary Cafferro
Phone: (406) 461-6266
Senator Robyn Driscoll
Phone: (406) 272-2403
Senator Jeff Essmann
Phone: (406) 534-3345
Senator Tom Facey
Phone: (406) 728-6814
Senator Jennifer Fielder
Phone: (406) 210-5944
Senator Bradley Maxon Hamlett
Phone: (406) 799-5885
Senator Verdell Jackson
Phone: (406) 756-8344
Senator Larry Jent
Phone: (406) 587-0390
Senator Greg Jergeson
Phone: (406) 357-3483
Senator Llew Jones
Phone: (406) 289-0345
Senator Christine Kaufmann
Phone: (406) 439-0256
Senator Jim Keane
Phone: (406) 723-8378
Senator Cliff Larsen
Phone: (406) 544-6263
Senator Dave Lewis
Phone: (406) 459-9751
Senator Sue Malek
Phone: (406) 370-2424
Senator Eric Moore
Phone: (406) 234-3562
Senator Terry Murphy
Phone: (406) 285-6937
Senator Alan Olson
Phone: (406) 323-3341
Senator Jim Peterson
Phone: (406) 374-2277
Senator Mike Phillips
Phone: (406) 599-5857
Senator Jason Priest
Phone: (406) 425-0674
Senator Rick Ripley
Phone: (406) 562-3502
Senator Matthew Rosendale
Phone: (406) 687-3549
Senator Scott Sales
Phone: (406) 579-7994
Senator Jon Sesso
Phone: (406) 490-7405
Senator Jon Sonju
Phone: (406) 270-7113
Senator Sharon Stewart-Peregoy
Phone: (406) 639-2198
Senator Janna Taylor
Phone: (406) 253-8766
Senator Fred Thomas
Phone: (406) 444-4800
Senator Mitch Tropila
Phone: (406) 452-9554
Senator Bruce Tutvedt
Phone: (406) 257-9732
Senator Kendall Van Dyk
Phone: (406) 690-1728
Senator Chas Vincent
Phone: (406) 293-1575
Senator Gene Vuckovich
Phone: (406) 563-2313
Senator Edward Walker
Phone: (406) 534-9350
Senator David Wanzenried
Phone: (406) 546-9442
Senator Roger Webb
Phone: (406) 861-9322
Senator Jonathan Windy Boy
Phone: (406) 444-4800
Senator Art Wittich
Phone: (406) 599-9836