Local Legislators Welcome Wiltonian David Moyer at Hartford Hearing on Bill Supporting Classic Car Owners

Posted on February 19, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Last Wednesday, State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), together with State Representative Tom O’Dea (R-New Canaan) and State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport), welcomed Wiltonian David Moyer at  the Capitol, where he delivered testimony before the Transportation Committee in favor of H.B. 6973An Act Concerning the Display of Number Plates at the Front of Certain Motor Vehicles. Rep. Lavielle introduced the bill at the request of Moyer, who is the owner of an antique car, and Rep. O’Dea and Sen. Haskell signed on as co-sponsors. The bill would exempt motor vehicles without a designated place and mounting hardware for a front license plate from the requirement that cars have two license plates on display.

“Across the state there are thousands of owners of antique cars and other vehicles that were not built to accommodate front license plates,” Rep. Lavielle said. “They neither want to damage the appearance of their cars nor to break the law. These vehicles are treasurers and should not be kept off the road simply because they were designed prior to the two-license-plate rule. I thank David Moyer for proposing the idea for this bill, which provides a possible approach to resolving the issue.”