Maryland Historical Vehicles Win License Plate Legislation

A Maryland bill to allow only a single license plate to be issued to historic vehicles and street rods was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan in early May 2015.

The final legislation (HB 524) was approved as a compromised piece from the original bill that was introduced. Under the compromise bill, historic vehicles and street rods that are 50 years old and older are eligible to run a single plate.

While the amended bill is a diluted version of the original, it is still an improvement over current law, according to SEMA. The law goes into effect October 1, 2015, and will protect the aesthetic contours of some collector cars and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes on some original bumpers. H.B. 524 will also save money, conserve resources and bring Maryland in line with other states that are moving to a single plate requirement for certain cars.

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