UPDATE: Utah Military Vehicle License Plate Exemption Bill Passes Committee; Moves to Senate Floor
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the members of the Utah Senate to request support for S.B. 77:
You may use the following points in your message:
- S.B. 77 allows for the exemption from the requirement to display a license plate on the exterior of a military vehicle if the license plate is inside the vehicle and ready for inspection by law enforcement upon request.
- S.B. 77 defines a military vehicle as a vehicle of any size or weight that was manufactured for use by armed forces and that is maintained in a condition that represents the vehicle’s military design and markings regardless of current ownership or use.
- S.B. 77 protects the aesthetic contours of military vehicles and recognizes the important historical and patriotic purpose of these vehicles.
- S.B. 77 acknowledges that military vehicles are becoming valued collectors’ items among the automotive community.
Overview: Utah has introduced SAN-supported legislation (S.B. 77) to exempt military vehicles from the requirement to display a license plate. To qualify, the license plate would have to be carried inside the vehicle and ready for inspection by law enforcement upon request. Currently, all vehicles must always display two license plates. This bill passed the Senate Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee and awaits consideration by the full Senate.