Having a front and rear license plate may not sound like a big deal, but for those of you who have classic cars or trucks without the capability to have a front or rear license plate understand that making new mounting holes can be a pain. What’s more, it also has the potential to damage the original aesthetics of the vehicle. Under current Maryland Law, Class D Motorcycles, Class F Tractors, and Class G Trailers are the only vehicles allowed to use a single license plate. Recently, Legislation (H.B. 77) was introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates which will allow for Class L Historic Vehicles and Class N Street Rods to use a single license plate.

This legislation will apply for any car, motorcycle, or truck that is at least 20 years old and has not been heavily modified from the manufacturer’s original design. It will also qualify for any vehicle that is 25 years old or older that has not been heavily modified from the manufacturer’s original design. H.B. 77 will benefit the state by conserving resources and saving money.

We urge you to contact the House Environmental Matters Committee for support of H.B.77. Please email a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org. For more information visit the SEMA Action Network Website HERE.