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Old 04-18-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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Eliminate that front plate in Texas

I noticed a lot of beautiful machines with front license plates. Did you know there is a house bill to eliminate that front plate in Texas?
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Single License Plate Bill Introduced in Texas Legislature

Legislation (H.B. 557) to require the issuance of a single motor vehicle license plate for attachment at the rear of the vehicle was introduced in the Texas House Of Representatives. The bill, favored by state hobbyists, would apply to passenger cars and light trucks.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the House Transportation Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 557
H.B. 557 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. 557 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. 557 would save money, conserve resources and bring Texas in line with other states that have moved to a single plate requirement.
DONíT DELAY! Please contact members of the Texas House Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 557.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Texas House Transportation Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

larry.phillips@house.state.tx.us; armando.martinez@house.state.tx.us; cindy.burkett@house.state.tx.us; yvonne.davis@house.state.tx.us; allen.fletcher@house.state.tx.us; bobby.guerra@house.state.tx.us; linda.harperbrown@house.state.tx.us; george.lavender@house.state.tx.us; Ruth.mcclendon@house.state.tx.us; joe.pickett@house.state.tx.us; debbie.riddle@house.state.tx.us

Representative Larry Phillips (Chair)
Phone: (512) 463-0297
Email: larry.phillips@house.state.tx.us

Representative Armando Martinez (Vice Chair)
Phone: (512) 463-0530
Email: armando.martinez@house.state.tx.us

Representative Cindy Burkett
Phone: (512) 463-0464
Email: cindy.burkett@house.state.tx.us

Representative Yvonne Davis
Phone: (512) 463-0598
Email: yvonne.davis@house.state.tx.us

Representative Allen Fletcher
Phone: (512) 463-0661
Email: allen.fletcher@house.state.tx.us

Representative Bobby Guerra
Phone: (512) 463-0578
Email: bobby.guerra@house.state.tx.us

Representative Linda Harper-Brown
Phone: (512) 463-0641
Email: linda.harperbrown@house.state.tx.us

Representative George Lavender
Phone: (512) 463-0692
Email: george.lavender@house.state.tx.us

Representative Ruth Jones McClendon
Phone: (512) 463-0708
Email: Ruth.mcclendon@house.state.tx.us

Representative Joseph Pickett
Phone: (512) 463-0596
Email: joe.pickett@house.state.tx.us

Representative Debbie Riddle
Phone: (512) 463-0572
Email: debbie.riddle@house.state.tx.us
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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I noticed a lot of beautiful machines with front license plates. Did you know there is a house bill to eliminate that front plate in Texas?
Texas owners:


Single License Plate Bill Introduced in Texas Legislature

Legislation (H.B. 557) to require the issuance of a single motor vehicle license plate for attachment at the rear of the vehicle was introduced in the Texas House Of Representatives. The bill, favored by state hobbyists, would apply to passenger cars and light trucks.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the House Transportation Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 557
H.B. 557 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. 557 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. 557 would save money, conserve resources and bring Texas in line with other states that have moved to a single plate requirement.
DONíT DELAY! Please contact members of the Texas House Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 557.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Texas House Transportation Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

larry.phillips@house.state.tx.us; armando.martinez@house.state.tx.us; cindy.burkett@house.state.tx.us; yvonne.davis@house.state.tx.us; allen.fletcher@house.state.tx.us; bobby.guerra@house.state.tx.us; linda.harperbrown@house.state.tx.us; george.lavender@house.state.tx.us; Ruth.mcclendon@house.state.tx.us; joe.pickett@house.state.tx.us; debbie.riddle@house.state.tx.us

Representative Larry Phillips (Chair)
Phone: (512) 463-0297
Email: larry.phillips@house.state.tx.us

Representative Armando Martinez (Vice Chair)
Phone: (512) 463-0530
Email: armando.martinez@house.state.tx.us

Representative Cindy Burkett
Phone: (512) 463-0464
Email: cindy.burkett@house.state.tx.us

Representative Yvonne Davis
Phone: (512) 463-0598
Email: yvonne.davis@house.state.tx.us

Representative Allen Fletcher
Phone: (512) 463-0661
Email: allen.fletcher@house.state.tx.us

Representative Bobby Guerra
Phone: (512) 463-0578
Email: bobby.guerra@house.state.tx.us

Representative Linda Harper-Brown
Phone: (512) 463-0641
Email: linda.harperbrown@house.state.tx.us

Representative George Lavender
Phone: (512) 463-0692
Email: george.lavender@house.state.tx.us

Representative Ruth Jones McClendon
Phone: (512) 463-0708
Email: Ruth.mcclendon@house.state.tx.us

Representative Joseph Pickett
Phone: (512) 463-0596
Email: joe.pickett@house.state.tx.us

Representative Debbie Riddle
Phone: (512) 463-0572
Email: debbie.riddle@house.state.tx.us
Crossing my fingers on this one
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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The same bill comes up everytime the state legislature meets for law changes. I remember when I was in high school in the mid 80's we were hoping then so don't get your hopes up.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:59 PM   #4
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That would be awesome, I hate having front plates.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:47 AM   #5
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The same bill comes up everytime the state legislature meets for law changes. I remember when I was in high school in the mid 80's we were hoping then so don't get your hopes up.
yep...don't hold your breath...

...current bill status is officially "parked in committee"

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLoo...83R&Bill=HB557
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #6
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Have never put a plate on mine nor will I in over 3 years!!!! Never been stoped for a plate. In fact, only stoped once for not having turn signal on (cop was just looking for something), but not looking hard enough becuase running red halos and no front license plate. No ticket for those.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:34 AM   #7
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I'll try and find the post but you are not required to have a front plate do to some error in a bill they passed awhile back !! Someone dropped the ball and it got removed .. Lol
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #8
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I'll try and find the post but you are not required to have a front plate do to some error in a bill they passed awhile back !! Someone dropped the ball and it got removed .. Lol
Actually you are required to run the plate. The part that was left out was the fine associated with that offense. It is up to local jurisdictions to determine the fine. Most police just use it as an excuse to stop you if they want. I've been pulled over several times for it. Usually I just get a warning. It tends to be the state police and not city police.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #9
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Actually you are required to run the plate. The part that was left out was the fine associated with that offense. It is up to local jurisdictions to determine the fine. Most police just use it as an excuse to stop you if they want. I've been pulled over several times for it. Usually I just get a warning. It tends to be the state police and not city police.
The post that I have says u don't have to have the plate at all!! But I'll look for it and post it when I get a chance..
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #10
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The post that I have says u don't have to have the plate at all!! But I'll look for it and post it when I get a chance..

Since I posted in it, it's easy for me to find ....

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195105
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #11
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Well not one to argue. It would be nice if was made permenant.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:41 PM   #12
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Hope over to LS1tech, you'll see this topic pops up every year. Everyone gets excited, then gets hit with a big let down. Kind of like going to to bar full of hot girls and waking up with the next morning to fat chick. No bueno! But since my ride is registered in FL (who happens not to have a front plate or emissions law) I'm good to go
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:52 AM   #13
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #14
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I don't have one
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #15
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The front plate law isn't going anywhere and I run one because I spent $200 on personal plates.
As far as these red or other rainbow spectrum colored halos, if you run these on the street you're asking for trouble. The Texas traffic laws clearly spells out the color of lighting that can be on a car while being operated on a public roadway. And if you attract that kind of attention to the front of your car without a front plate then you're a total Einstein!
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:13 PM   #16
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I ran without a front plate for few years on my F body. One day I got pulled over for being 10 over and was quickly handed a no front plate ticket as well. Honestly its just not worth the hassle. These cars dont look as bad as the f bodys did with a front plate. And since the average Jo blow driving in Texas could care less about this law, it's likely never going to pass. Lets be honest, the crowd who generally has the issue with this are sport car owners and that's about it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #17
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I ran without a front plate for few years on my F body. One day I got pulled over for being 10 over and was quickly handed a no front plate ticket as well. Honestly its just not worth the hassle. These cars dont look as bad as the f bodys did with a front plate. And since the average Jo blow driving in Texas could care less about this law, it's likely never going to pass. Lets be honest, the crowd who generally has the issue with this are sport car owners and that's about it.
I still don't understand why we have this law, but I can't see it changing anytime soon
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:27 PM   #18
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I still don't understand why we have this law, but I can't see it changing anytime soon
From what I've heard, the LEOs want to be able to ID cars from front or back. I get it from their perspective, but from ours it sucks...
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