UPDATE: Montana Bill to Expand Single License Plate Usage Amended; Moves to House Floor

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the Montana House immediately to request support for H.B. 266:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 266 would require the state to issue waivers for vehicles unable to display a front license plate. 
  • H.B. 266 would protect the aesthetic contours of vehicles and relieve the burden of having to create mounting holes on original bumpers. 
  • H.B. 266 would accommodate additional classic and special-interest vehicles, many of which are not originally equipped with a designated place to display a front plate.
  • H.B. 266 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.B. 266) has been introduced in Montana to mandate that the state issue waivers for vehicles unable to display a front license plate. Current law only permits the display of a single rear-mounted plate for motor vehicles registered as a street rod or custom vehicle, and a waiver may be issued for vehicles unable to display a front plate. This bill would require the waiver to be issued. The bill passed the House Transportation Committee and is scheduled for a vote on the House floor Tuesday, February 16.