Ohio Introduces Bill to Require Front and Rear Plates on All Vehicles
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the members of the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee and request their opposition to S.B. 179:
You may use the following points in your message:
- S.B. 179 would increase costs, waste valuable resources and bring Ohio in conflict with other states that are moving to a single plate requirement.
- S.B. 179 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 (S.B. 179) has been introduced in Ohio to require registration plates on the front and back of all motor vehicles. Earlier this year the Ohio legislature passed a bill removing the front plate requirement, which was expected to save the state between $1.2 and $1.4 million per year and would have gone into effect July 1st, 2020. S.B. 179 would repeal this victory for enthusiasts and reinstate the front and rear plate requirement. The bill awaits consideration in the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee.