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Bill would excempt certain HMVs from license plate requirement

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Legislation (S.B. 463) has been introduced in the Michigan Senate to exempt historic military vehicles from the requirement that they display a license plate unless the vehicle was originally manufactured with lighting and mounting provisions for a plate.

Under the bill, if the plate is not attached to the exterior of the historic military vehicle, it must be present in the vehicle and available upon demand by law enforcement officers.


We Urge You to Contact Members of the Senate Transportation Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for S.B. 463

In Michigan, "historic military vehicle" means a vehicle, including a trailer, regardless of the vehicle's size, weight, or year of manufacture, that was manufactured for use in any country's military forces and is maintained to represent its military design and markings accurately.

S.B. 463 would protect the aesthetic contours of historic military vehicles and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes.

DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Michigan Senate Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for S.B. 463. Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at Also, please share this alert to your fellow HMV enthusiasts.

Michigan Senate Transportation Committee

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