NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A new bill introduced in the NC House Thursday that could help some government organizations catch a break on their license plate fees.
Every permanent license plate in the state expired after December 31, 2012, but not every driver is still eligible to apply for the one-time $6 plate. Local governments are still considered okay for permanent plates, but authorities created by those governments are not.
That means non-governmental service providers like WAVE Transit and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority have to purchase annual license stickers. The cost would be in the thousands for the two authorities.
The new bill, introduced by Representative Pat McElraft, would authorize permanent plates for all public authorities, which means organizations like WAVE Transit and the CFPUA can go back to the one-time $6 plate fee.
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