UPDATE: Virginia Advances Bill to Expand “YOM” Plates to Senate Floor
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the full Senate to request support for S.B. 749:
You may use the following points in your message:
- S.B. 749 expands year of manufacture (YOM) license plates for vehicles registered as “antiques” to include plates manufactured in 1973 or thereafter.
- S.B. 749 provides added incentive to owners of qualifying vintage vehicles (more than 25-years old) to register as antique.
- S.B. 749 allows greater styling options for antique vehicle owners and recognizes that YOM plates are an important part of the aesthetic and collector value of vintage vehicles.
- S.B. 749 recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.
Overview: Virginia has introduced SAN-supported legislation (S.B. 749) to expand year of manufacture (YOM) license plates for vehicles registered as Antiques to include plates manufactured in 1973 or thereafter. Currently, only vehicles manufactured in 1972 or earlier may display YOM plates with DMV approval. The Senate Transportation Committee passed the bill, and it now awaits consideration by the full Senate.