Bill to Provide for Single License Plate Introduced in Virginia Legislature

Virginia legislation (S.B. 771) prefiled in the legislature for 2013 proposes to reduce the number of license plates furnished by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to registered motor vehicles.  Under the bill, favored by state hobbyists, the DMV would issue only one license plate (rather than two) and require the single plate to be attached to the rear of the vehicle.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Senate Transportation Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for S.B. 771

  • S.B. 771 would apply to every registered motor vehicle, semitrailer or trailer, including hobby cars such as antique, reconstructed and replica vehicles.
  • S.B. 771 would protect the aesthetic contours of collector cars and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes on fabricated bumpers, etc.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Virginia Senate Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for S.B. 771.  

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Virginia Senate Transportation Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
Senator Stephen Newman (Chair)
Phone: 804-698-7523
Senator Yvonne B. Miller
Phone: 804-698-7505
Senator Henry L. Marsh III
Phone: 804-698-7516

Senator John Watkins
Phone: 804-698-7510
Senator Phillip Puckett
Phone: 804-698-7538
Senator Frank Wagner
Phone: 804-698-7507
Senator Harry Blevins
Phone: 804-698-7514
Senator R. Creigh Deeds
Phone: 804-698-7525
Senator Ryan McDougle
Phone: 804-698-7504
Senator Ralph Smith
Phone: 804-698-7519
Senator David Marsden
Phone: 804-698-7537
Senator Jeffry McWaters
Phone: 804-698-7508
Senator Charles Colgan
Phone: 804-698-7529
Senator Charles Carrico Sr.
Phone: 804-698-7540
Senator Barbara Favola
Phone: 804-698-7531