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CS/CS/HB 915 — Commercial Motor Vehicle Registration

by Commerce Committee; Tourism, Infrastructure and Energy Subcommittee; and Rep. Melo and others (SB 1582 by Senator Harrell)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)

The bill addresses the issuance of license plates and cab cards for commercial motor vehicles registered in accordance with the International Registration Plan (apportioned vehicles).

Currently apportioned vehicles are issued an annual license plate and a cab card denoting the declared vehicle weight for each apportioned jurisdiction in which the vehicle is authorized to operate. Beginning July 1, 2024, the bill requires apportioned vehicles to be issued a license plate for a three-year period, at which time the plate must be replaced upon renewal.

The bill also authorizes the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to replace a damaged or worn license plate at no cost to an applicant surrendering the current license plate.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2022.

Vote: Senate 33-0; House 115-0