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2017 House Bill 5100: Exempt bike racks, tow balls, etc. from ban on obscuring license plate
Introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes (R) on October 12, 2017
To establish that removable bicycle racks, trailer hitches, tow balls or similar devices are not included in the definition of “foreign materials that obscure or partially obscure” vehicle license plates, which is a civil offense.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee on October 12, 2017
Reported in the House on November 8, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 104 to 2 in the House on January 25, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establish that removable bicycle racks, trailer hitches, tow balls or similar devices are not included in the definition of “foreign materials that obscure or partially obscure” vehicle license plates, which is a civil offense. This would also apply to the object carried by the device.
Received in the Senate on January 30, 2018
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on January 30, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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