Bill to end county-numbered license plates advanced

Some Nebraska counties would have different license plate numbers under a bill advanced by the Legislature Feb. 16.

Currently, farm truck and trailer registrations in counties with populations over 100,000 display county-numbered license plates. These include Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy counties.

Under LB811, introduced by Bancroft Sen. Lydia Brasch, these vehicles instead would use the alphanumeric system otherwise used in those counties, which displays three letters followed by three numbers.

Brasch said it would provide cost savings and increased efficiency for the state Department of Motor Vehicles, while impacting less than one half of 1 percent of license plates in those three counties.

“Whenever you find a [state] agency that is looking for way to cut its costs, it’s important [that the Legislature] gives them support,” she said.

The bill advanced to select file on a 26-0 vote.

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