UPDATE: New Mexico Bill to Require Front and Rear Plates on All Vehicles Passes Committee; Moves to House Floor

DON’T DELAY! Please contact the members of the New Mexico House of Representatives and request their opposition to H.B. 231:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 231 would increase costs, waste valuable resources and bring New Mexico in conflict with other states that are moving to a single plate requirement.
  • H.B. 231 would fail to protect the aesthetic contours of collector cars and force vehicle owners to take on the burden and cost of having to create mounting holes on bumpers.  

Overview: Legislation (H.B. 231) has been introduced to require registration plates on the front and back of all motor vehicles.  Under current law, all motor vehicles in the state are only issued a single plate.  A similar legislative proposal failed to be approved after enthusiast opposition in 2018.  The bill passed out of the House Transportation, Public Works, and Capital Improvements Committee and now awaits consideration on the House Floor.