Ohio Governor Supports Keeping Front License Plate Requirement

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is now throwing his support behind an effort to keep the state's requirement for vehicles to have a front license plate.

If no further action is taken, the provision would be removed on July 1st, 2020. The provision was included in the two-year transportation budget, which was signed by DeWine last summer.

Law enforcement agencies and advocacy groups began arguing that the front license plate helps catch violent criminals, and catch those who speed past stopped school buses.

Senate Bill 179 had committee hearings before statehouse lawmakers last month. Advocates for the requirement say the killer of OSU student Reagan Tokes may never have been caught without the license pate on the front of her vehicle.

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