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Michigan governor approves 30-day license plate grace period

Governor Snyder signed a bill Wednesday that will allow a 30-day grace period for displaying a license plate on vehicles from the time of registration or renewal. (Photo Courtesy: Michigan Secretary of State)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) ā€” Michigan has approved a 30-day grace period for displaying a license plate on vehicles.

Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill Wednesday, affording Michiganders 30 days from the time of vehicle registration or renewal to display a registration plate while driving.

During the 30-day buffer, drivers are instead required to present paper or electronic verification through the Law Enforcement Information Network when asked for proof of registration.

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson praises the bill signing, saying the law frees up drivers who renew online and do not immediately have an updated label to affix on their license plates.

ā€œIā€™m grateful to Governor Snyder and members of the Legislature for making it easier for residents to skip the trip to a Secretary of State office and renew their registration online or by mail,ā€ Johnson said.

UpNorthLive contributed to this article.

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