UPDATE: New Hampshire Single Plate Bill Amended by House; Advances to Senate

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the members of the Senate Transportation Committee immediately to request support for H.B. 260:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 260 would save money, conserve resources, and bring New Hampshire in line with other states that have moved to a single plate requirement for unique vehicles.
  • H.B. 260 would protect the aesthetic contours of antique vehicles, customs and street rods and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes on original bumpers.
  • H.B. 260 would accommodate classic and special-interest vehicles, many of which are not originally equipped with a designated place to display a front plate.
  • H.B. 260 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. 260) has been introduced in New Hampshire to require the display of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for vehicles registered as antique, custom, or street rod. Under current law these vehicles must display two license plates. The bill as originally introduced would have allowed all passenger vehicles to display a single plate, but it was amended before passing the House to apply only to these specialty vehicles. It currently awaits consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee, which is scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, April 20.