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Motor Vehicle Digital Number Plates

Concerning authorization to use digital number plates in lieu of metal number plates on a vehicle.
2022 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The act authorizes digital license plates to be used in lieu of metal license plates if the registration number and expiration date are visible from 100 feet away in sunlight. The plates need not display more than one color. The department of revenue (department) may permit messaging and other digital functionality on digital plates.

The department will consult with the state patrol to adopt rules governing the use, requirements, approval process, proposals, relocation, and reporting of the plates. The department will review the implementation of the plates one year after promulgating the rules and submit a report to the transportation legislation review committee.

The act is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2027, but before the repeal, it will undergo a sunset review, which may suggest changes or that the act be repeal or continued.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. T. Exum, Rep. K. Van Winkle
Sen. D. Hisey, Sen. R. Zenzinger



Rep. M. Gray, Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet, Rep. N. Ricks

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details