Earlier in the week, I mentioned Woody Burton’s “In God We Trust” License plate which passed the House Transportation Committee. On Monday, the Transportation Committee will consider House Bill 1150 which would allow a person registering an antique motor vehicle to display an authentic license plate or a reproduction of an authentic license plate from the vehicle’s model year on the antique motor vehicle.
I don’t have any particular problem with this license plate idea, but the amount of time the legislature spends on license plates is absurd. Like I said, we have more than 30 listed in the Indiana Code and I think there are a fair number of other plates issued under a BMV administrative procedure. Why don’t we just require every Hoosier to design their own individual license plate and be done with it. It’s government identification, not a fashion accessory.