Texas currently requires vehicles, except for motorcycles, to display both a front and rear license plate. But that may be about to change. Earlier this week representative Larry Gonzales of Williamson County introduced a bill (H.B. 276) to alter that requirement so that only a single rear license plate would be required in the future. The bill, favored by state hobbyists (if not lobbyists – ed.), would apply to passenger cars and light trucks.
H.B. 276 is supported by SEMA (the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association). As currently introduced by Representative Gonzales:
H.B. 276 would apply to all passenger cars used to accommodate 10 or fewer passengers and light trucks, including pickup trucks, panel delivery trucks, or carryall trucks that have a manufacturer’s rated carrying capacity of 2,000 pounds or less.
H.B. 276 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.
H.B. 276 would save money, conserve resources and bring Texas in line with other states that have moved to a single plate requirement.
If you want to support this legislation (and why – as a car-lovin’, God-fearin’ Texan – wouldn’t you?), just go to Semasan.com, click on Single License Plate Reintroduced in Texas Legislature, click on CONTACT LAWMAKERS, CLICK ON ALLOW, and then compose your email. We’ll, of course, keep you posted on this legislation as it advances. Or doesn’t.