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Updates on the revoked specialty license plates

Posted: 7:46 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 21:46:25-05

HELENA — There's an update on the 85 specialty plates that were recently revoked by the Montana Motor Vehicle Division.

State Senator Jill Cohenour sponsored the legislation that changed the specialty license plate's rule.

She said MVD will grant an extension to every organization affected by the change.

MVD is still determining what is an appropriate amount of time to give for the extension, and will reach out to the affected organizations in the near future.

Cohenour told MTN the initial letter that went out to organizations was confusing, and the extension is the right thing to do.

"I think it would be reasonable if they have not been enforcing this for a long period of time to give at least a year, or perhaps to the certification timeframe," said Cohenour. "I think those are a couple or reasonable that the department could really make this better for these folks.

Cohenour also encourages people with affected plates to continue to support those charitable organizations they've chosen.

There are more than 17,000 sets of the specialty plates that were slated to be revoked currently on the road.