Change to license plate frame law being considered

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PHOENIX -- State lawmakers are addressing complaints by constituents over a law banning license plate frames from obscuring the word Arizona.

Hefty fines

The law went into effect in Jan. and can lead to fines of $130 dollars for violators.

An amended bill that passed a house committee would retain the requirement that Arizona be clearly visible, but would reduce the fine to $30 for a first offense.

A Senate version could be held up because of orders from Gov. Jan Brewer that only budget related bills be sent to her for approval.

Irritated drivers question the need for the law. Others are upset they were forced to remove license plate frames that express their feelings.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the law is needed so that witnesses can clearly tell law enforcement where a vehicle is from.

Information from: Tucson Citizen

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