Share the Road License Plate Passes House 40-6

The Share the Road license plate bill passed the Oreogn House on Friday, meaning that SB 789 is off to the Governor’s Desk.

This bill creates a new license plate that will be designed to encourage people to share the road. The bill states that each plate will cost $5 per year of registration at the time of purchase. So if you are re-registering your car and buy two plates, it would cost $20 (2 plates for two years.) On your new car if would be $40 extra, 2 plates for four years. You will not have to pay again when you register your car in out years.

The bill calls for BTA and Cycle Oregon to help lead the design, funding, and promotion for the plate.

We look forward to starting the next phase of this program.


Comments (3)

  1. Cooweescoowee Steffen Permalink  | Jun 11, 2007 01:00pm

    Here is a plate that i would pay the extra for!

  2. Lehope Permalink  | Jun 13, 2007 05:12pm

    so what is the extra fee ear tagged for? I was raised in Minnesota and they have to register & license bicycles for a small fee. If the money went for improving the safety like waking up the driver that drives by cell phone. I would pay my part. Can the plat’s be had before re-registering?

  3. lehope Permalink  | Jun 13, 2007 05:21pm

    OK I found this

    ‘ { + (c) Net proceeds of the surcharge collected by the
    department for Share the Road registration plates shall be
    deposited into two accounts designated by the Bicycle
    Transportation Alliance and Cycle Oregon. The department shall
    evenly distribute the net proceeds to each account. Deposits
    under this paragraph shall be made at least quarterly. At any
    time that the department determines that the accounts designated
    by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Cycle Oregon cease to
    exist, the department may deposit the proceeds into the
    Environmental Quality Information Account established under ORS
    ‘ (7) Notwithstanding subsection (3) of this section, the
    department shall design a Share the Road registration plate in
    consultation with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Cycle
    Oregon. + } ‘ .

    now what about that