DMV begins issuing just one license plate to Alaska drivers

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Division of Motor vehicles announced Thursday that they will be issuing just one license plate to Alaska drivers.

    During the 32nd Alaska Legislature, Rep. Calvin Schrage authored House Bill 163, which removes the requirement for vehicles in Alaska to have a front license plate.

    The bill had passed and was signed into law Thursday by Governor Mike Dunleavy.

    "Effective immediately we will only be issuing one license plate to customers," Alaska DMV wrote on their Facebook page. "The law has now changed to require that all vehicles are only required to display one registration plate."

    For noncommercial vehicles, the post further clarified that the plate is required to be displayed on the rear of the vehicle, and for commercial vehicles, the plate is required to be displayed on the front of the vehicle.

    In addition, the plate with the month/year tab must be displayed either in the front or the back, depending on if it’s registered commercially or non-commercially.

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