The SEMA Action Network has joined with the Association of California Car Clubs and other state enthusiast groups to support legislation (A.B. 1658) that would establish the California Legacy License Plate Program. Under the bill, the DMV would create and issue a series of specialized license plates that replicate plates from the state's past. Currently, classic car owners can only revive well-maintained old plates that match the vintage of their vehicle. Senate amendments to the bill were just approved by the Assembly in a unanimous vote. After enrollment, the bill will move to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.
- A.B. 1658 would bring a retro look to modern license plates by allowing consumers to choose from one of three classic designs from the 1950s-1960s (black lettering on yellow background or yellow lettering on black background) and 1970s-1980s (yellow lettering on blue background).
- A.B. 1658 would give consumers new options on what sort of license plate to use on their vehicles and provide classic car collectors a risk-free way to acquire plates that match the vintage of their vehicles.
- A.B. 1658 requires that at least 7,500 applications for any one particular plate must be received by the DMV on or before January 1, 2015.
Governor Jerry Brown
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