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Vertical Motorcycle License Plate Bill Clears House In Pennsylvania

By June 20, 2013General Posts

Legislation allowing the vertical display of regisration plates on motorcycles was recently passed by the state House and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

House Bill 1060 was sponsored by state Rep. Mark Keller, R-86.

Currently, the state vehicle code does not specify how a vehicle registration plate may be mounted. However, regulations in Title 67 of the Pennsylvania Code require horizontal mounting of vehicle registration plates and do not give the option for vertical mounting.

House Bill 1060 would also authorize the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to produce, upon request, registration plates for motorcycles, which display the identifying characters in a vertical alignment. PennDOT may charge an additional fee of $20 to issue of those plates, in addition to the regular annual registration fee of $18.