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Old 03-08-2013, 02:18 PM
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Default Texas Single License Plate Bill Introduced in Texas Legislature to be Considered


UPDATE
Texas Single License Plate Bill Introduced in Texas Legislature to be Considered on Tues., March 12
Legislation (H.B. 657) to require the issuance of a single motor vehicle license plate for attachment at the rear of the vehicle will be considered by the Texas House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. 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. 657
• H.B. 657 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. 657 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. 657 would save money, conserve resources and bring Texas in line with other states that have moved to a single plate requirement.
DON’T DELAY! If you haven’t done so already, please contact members of the Texas House Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 657.

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; andoconmando@yahoo.com; cindy.burkett@house.state.tx.us; yvonne.davis@house.state.tx.us; allen.fletcher@house.state.tx.us; bobby.guerra@house.state.tx.us; lhbcampaign@yahoo.com; 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: andoconmando@yahoo.com

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: lhbcampaign@yahoo.com

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 03-09-2013, 11:59 AM
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I would be so happy if I could take my front license plate off all my cars.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:50 PM
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• H.B. 657 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. 657 would save money, conserve resources and bring Texas in line with other states that have moved to a single plate requirement.
Because those two things make perfect sense and are the ONLY reasons you need to approve this bill that is why dumb@$$ politicians will not pass it.

Hope I'm wrong though because I don't run front plates anyway LOL.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:04 AM
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Default What Happens in a "Border Patrol" check point?

I myself do not like front plates, as a matter of fact on my 94 Ford Explorer I've had since new.
I have never had a front plate on it and I have never been bothered about it in all these years but, in my 300 I did not have one and I did get stopped by the Highway Patrol on my way to Hobbs and was given a "warning" so I had to drill two holes on my bumper "CRAP"

I do know that when you drive up to a Border Patrol check point, they actually run your licence plate through their computer, before you actually have to roll your window down and claim your citizenship this might be a reason why they might not want to do away with the front licence plate.

Just saying!!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:57 AM
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It would sure save Texas a boatload of money if they only issued one plate instead of two. Not that we would see any discounted registration fees or anything.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:28 AM
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Man, if I had a dollar for every time I got pulled over for no front plate... I'd have five dollars. The last time I got pulled over for it, the cop called for backup.. Three cop cars for no front plate.
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