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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Maryland House Bill 577. NO MORE FRONT TAG!!!

Well AFTER Oct. 1st 2013 that is.

Thats right guys someone in Annapolis pulled their head out of their azz just long enough to listen to reason from car collectors and enthusiasts and came up with house bill 577 which states that you DO NOT NEED a front tag displayed if the car didn't come with a place to mount it. The exact wording of the bill is as follows....

FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING, FOR A VEHICLE REQUIRED TO DISPLAY TWO REGISTRATION PLATES, THAT THE FRONT REGISTRATION PLATE MAY BE STORED IN A CERTAIN MANNER INSIDE THE VEHICLE IF THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED WITHOUT A MEANS TO SECURE AND DISPLAY A FRONT PLATE; MAKING STYLISTIC CHANGES; AND GENERALLY RELATING TO REGISTRATION PLATES.

So if your car has no place on the front bumper for the front tag you NO LONGER NEED TO DRILL HOLES making stylistic changes to your car!!!

After Oct.1st I'm taking the tag out of my grill and putting it in my trunk with a copy of the bill in my glove box!!

Link to the bill itself.... http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2013RS/bills/hb/hb0577f.pdf
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I'll patiently await the Jalopnik post about your car lol.

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Thank you for posting this!!!! Great news!

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Well, this now makes my running-with-no-front-plate legal.
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What do they mean by "a certain manner" for the storage of the plate in the car? Does it still need to be visible, for example (i.e. stuck on the dash)?

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I'll patiently await the Jalopnik post about your car lol.
LOL I thought the exact same thing!

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LOL I thought the exact same thing!
Someone on the Mustang forums got pulled over with their 2013 and the officer claimed the OEM lights were illegal aftermarket lights. It happened in Virginia though and not Maryland, so not the same cop lol. I figured you guys would get a kick out of that.

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Come on.... NY! LOOK HERE POLITICIANS!!
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I'll patiently await the Jalopnik post about your car lol.
Awe man do I have to take ANOTHER one for the team?
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Someone on the Mustang forums got pulled over with their 2013 and the officer claimed the OEM lights were illegal aftermarket lights. It happened in Virginia though and not Maryland, so not the same cop lol. I figured you guys would get a kick out of that.
Stupid is now availible in all 50 states for everyones enjoyment! Was my name mentioned in that mess?
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Great news for you guys. I grew up in MD and hated this when I first got my license. Being a ricer back then it seriously cramped my style lol.
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A bill doesn't become law until it's passed by the legislature.
Has this been passed yet?



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Stupid is now availible in all 50 states for everyones enjoyment! Was my name mentioned in that mess?
A dropped a link to the Jalopnik post lol.

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A bill doesn't become law until it's passed by the legislature.
Has this been passed yet?
This is the last line from the bill....

SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act shall take effect
9 October 1, 2013.
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This is going to save me $140 a year in citations. Thank you!!!!!
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wow, I absolutely did not catch that jackalope.
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A bill doesn't become law until it's passed by the legislature.
Has this been passed yet?
Sounds like someone remembers their School House Rock rhymes.


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Holy crap that made me feel old because I DO remember School House Rock.

Would love to see a similar bill passed in VA but doubt it's going to happen. Plus it sounds prone to problems with the wording.

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Sounds like someone remembers their School House Rock rhymes.

Those things had a habit of sticking in your head.
http://youtu.be/uf2q66G3lmM

Wait a second, that's not right; is it?



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Not passed.... no action on it since Feb....

http://legiscan.com/MD/bill/HB577/2013

VERY similar to MO as well. Bill has been thru the house and senate multiple times and never gets voted on.

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