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Legislation — proposed, pending & recently enacted

The legislation below is not intended to be comprehensive or all inclusive.  There may be other plate related bills that for one reason or another I have not chosen to to list.  For example, many bills are introduced each year to sponsor a special fund plate.  These bills, in almost every case, die in committee and are a waste of time to track and list.

 

 

Legislative Bill or Act

 

Section of

Vehicle Code

Action / Status

Purpose

 

Reg. Session 2017-2018

House Bill 215

Title 75, § 1364 & § 1368.1

 

Final passage by the house 3/21/17, bill now awaiting action in the senate.

Creating a special registration plate honoring women veterans, and for recipients of the Legion of Merit.

Reg. Session 2015-2016

House Bill 150, now Act 36

§ 1358.1

 

Signed into law by the Governor on 6/8/16, and is now Act 36.

Creates a “Share the Road” registration plate, with proceeds maintaining PennDOT's central office position of Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator and funding highway bicycle signage. 

Reg. Session 2015-2016

Senate Bill 1155, now Act 108

§ 1364.1

Signed into law by the Governor on 10/4/16, and is now Act 36.

Establishes a special vehicle license plate for members of the United States Armed Forces including members of the reserves, and Pennsylvania National Guard.

Reg. Session 2015-2016

House Bill 1154

§ 1332 (d)

Passed by House; laid on the table (Pursuant to Senate Rule 9), April 13, 2016 [Senate]

(failed to pass)

Repeal the Elimination of Vehicle Registration Stickers.

Reg. Session 2015-2016

Senate Bill 284

Act 17

§ 1361

Passed by the Senate and House.

Signed by the Governor on 7/8/15. Takes effect 10/6/15.

Authorizes special “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate for motorcycles.

Reg. Session 2013-2014

Senate Bill 1187

Act 109

 

Multiple sections

Signed by the Governor on 7/2/14.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE  Senate Bill 1187, will authorize the following new plates:

 • Combat Infantry Badge registration plate

 • "In God We Trust" registration plate

 • Pennsylvania Monuments registration plate with the wording Gettysburg 1863

 • Pennsylvania Hunting Heritage registration plate

Changes the period of registration for vintage plates from 1906 to 1976, was 1975.

The fee for organizational plates will increase to $25.00

Reg. Session 2013-2014

Senate Bill 1199

 

 

Re-referred to appropriations 3/12/14.

(failed to pass)

To provide for special plates for honorary consuls and official representatives of foreign governments.

Reg. Session 2013-2014

Senate Bill 698

 

 

Tabled 3/19/14.

(failed to pass)

To authorize the use of organizational plates on motorcycles.

Reg. Session 2013-2014

Senate Bill 1108

 

 

Second consideration, 11/13/13.

To Appropriations on 11/20/13.

(failed to pass)

To further expand the use of Merchant Marine registration plates for those who served during the Korean War, the Vietnam conflict or any of the Gulf Wars, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Desert Shield.

Reg. Session 2013-2014

House Bill 89

Act 27

Title 75, § 1358,

Signed in both houses 4/1/14.  Signed by the Governor 4/7/14.

To terminate the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Fund at the end of the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

Reg. Session 2013-2014

House Bill 770

Act 23

Multiple sections

Signed by both houses and the Governor on 3/19/14.

Takes effect 7/17/14 

To permit the issue of an Appalachian Trail Conservancy Special Registration Plate.

To raise the vehicle weight limit on personal (vanity) and organizational plates from 10,000 lb. to 14,000 lb., and allow the use of vanity plates on Motorcycles, Motor Homes & Trailers.

To allow organizational registration plate to be personalized for a fee, as well as Person with Disability plates and veterans plates.

Reg. Session 2013-2014

House Bill 1060

Act 89

Multiple sections

Bill passed in the both houses on 11/21/13.  Signed into law by the Governor on 11/25/13.

Summary of Provisions

Probably the largest single item will be the gradual increase in fuel taxes.

Allows for a 2-year registration period in most cases. §1307. (G) (1/1/2014)

Allows for the use of vertical motorcycle registration plates. $20.  §1332 (A.1)

Validation stickers no longer required.  §1332 (D) (1/1/2016)

Preserve Out Heritage plate fee increase from $35 to $54.  §1353

Zoo plate fee increase from $35 to $54.  §1355

Occupational Limited License fee increase from $50 to $65.  §1553 (C)

Probationary License fees increase.  §1354 (C)

Commercial Drivers' License fees increase.  §1617

Annual registration fees increase for Motor Homes, Trucks, Buses, Limos, School Buses, School Vehicles, Trailers, Permanent Trailers, Special Mobile Equipment, Implement of Husbandry, Farm Vehicle, Ambulances, Taxis and Hearses, Dealers and Misc. MV Business, Motorcycle Dealers, Motor-Driven Cycle Dealers, Farm Equip. Vehicle Dealers.  §1911, §1913, §1916, §1917, §1918, §1920, §1921, §1922, §1924, §1925, §1926.

Legislative Plate Registration fee increases from $20 to $76. §1930

Personal (Vanity) Registration Plate fee increases from $20 to $76.  §1931

Street Rod Plate fee increases from $20 to $51.  §1931.1

Commercial Implement of Husbandry plate fee inc. from $76.50 to $110.  §1933

Increase speed limit on certain freeways to 70 MPH.  §3362

There are also many increases in fines and penalties.

Reg. Session 2013-2014

Senate Bill 1

 

 

Bill passed by the Senate, now in the House as of 6/28/13. Moving thru House 10/21/13.

To raise fees relative to vehicle registration and driver licensing.

Reg. Session 2011-2012 House Bill 2627

 

Tabled 10/15/12

(failed to pass)

To terminate the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Fund at the end of the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

 

Reg. Session 2011-2012 House Bill 156

 

Tabled 10/15/12

(failed to pass)

To allow the gross vehicle weight rating for many classes of plates to increase from 10,000 pounds to 14,000 pounds.

 

Reg. Session 2011-2012 House Bill 1269

Act 103

Title 75, § 1366

Signed by the Governor 7/5/12

Effective 11/2/12

Provides for a special license plate for recipients of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Bronze Star for Valor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Navy Cross and Air Force Cross.

 

Reg. Session 2011-2012 House Bill 1830

Act 158

Title 75, § 1357.1

Signed by the Governor 10/24/12

Effective 4/22/13

 

Authorizes license plates for members of the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II, and for veterans and members of United States military airborne units.

Reg. Session 2011-2012
Senate Bill 1531

Act 194

Title 75, § 1364

Signed by the Governor 10/24/12

Effective 11/23/12

 

Authorizes a special registration plate designating the vehicle as belonging to a person who is honoring veterans of the armed forces of the United States.

Reg. Session 2011-2012

House Bill 1203

Act 25

Title 75, § 1340

Signed by the Governor 4/12/12

Effective 8/10/12

This legislation allows the use of vintage registration plates.  The more common term is YOM or year-of-manufacturer.   In other words a vehicle (car, motorcycle, truck, bus, etc.) can use a PA registration plate of the same year as the vehicle. 

 

 

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