Republican Led Legislature Changing Plates to Get Handle on State-Owned Vehicles

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 02, 2019
The green license plates for state-owned vehicles are gone.
 
Beginning Jan. 1, all state-owned vehicles were required to have new gold and blue license plates. It’s a way to keep better track of the state’s vehicle fleet, Del. Gary Howell, the House of Delegates Government Organization Committee chair, said.
 
“Every state agency had to literally go out in their parking lot, get the VIN number off the vehicle and submit it into the state computer system through OASIS and request a new license plate,” Howell told MetroNews. “That way we know exactly what vehicles are out there. We have a complete up-to-date list, the tags are going to match.”
 
Howell said he believes the state will end up with about 10,000 vehicles. Under the old system it was very difficult to get an accurate number of the fleet. Several state agencies disagreed on the numbers.
The new law allows state police to pull over anyone driving a vehicle with an old green state plate and ticket them.
 
“One of the things we kind of expect to find is that there might be some green tags out there that aren’t on state vehicles and people have been just running around on,” Howell said.
 
The old green plates had no expiration date.
 
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