Utah lawmakers pass license plate reform bill – but you can still get personalized plates

Utah "Arches" license plate, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Motor Vehicles, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — There won’t be a pause on personalized plates in Utah after all.

The Utah House of Representatives voted 55-15 to approve an amended version of HB26 on Wednesday, one that doesn’t include a two-year moratorium on the personalized license plate program. The bill still tweaks the process for new special group licenses, effectively ending bills that would establish new specialty plates in the future.

The Utah Senate approved the bill with a 26-0 vote earlier this week.

Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo, introduced the bill in January after a similar bill he sponsored last year failed to clear the Legislature in time. The main purpose was legislation to end the specialty license plate bills that lawmakers sift through every year. It grants the Utah Tax Commission’s Utah Division of Motor Vehicles the ability to create new specialty plates through a designated process.

Read the full story here:  KSL News.

Written by CARTER WILLIAMS, KSL.com.

Check out all of St. George News’ coverage of the 2023 Utah Legislature here.

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