H211 - Various Division of Motor Vehicles Changes. (SL 2019-227)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-227 makes the following changes to laws relating to motor vehicles:

  • Amends the definitions of fuel cell and plug-in electric vehicles to clarify that they cannot have the ability to be propelled by a gasoline engine.
  • Eliminates the requirement for a signature space on a registration card.
  • Authorizes remote conversion of a provisional license to a regular drivers license.
  • Requires the Division of Motor Vehicles to waive lapse in financial responsibility penalties under certain circumstances when a person has moved to another state.
  • Provides for reflectivity standards for registration plates and requires replacement of plates every seven years.
  • Amends the helmet requirement exception for autocycles.
  • Provides for a study of the feasibility of digital license plates.

This act became effective September 27, 2019, except for the autocycle helmet provision, which became effective October 1, 2019, and the license plate reflectivity and replacement provisions, which become effective July 1, 2020. See full summary for specific dates related to phasing in plate replacement.

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