Jun. 24, 2024

Limited supply of school backpacks also to be distributed
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington) is hosting an event to streamline the process for local residents with illegible license plates to get those plates replaced. It will be held on Thursday, July 11, from 3-6 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Building 8.

Hosted in conjunction with Pennsylvania State Police, they will also offer a limited number of free backpacks with school supplies for distribution on a first-come, first-served basis.

“I am pleased to work with our local State Police to help both drivers and students in our community,” Cook said.

State law requires PennDOT to replace license plates that are deemed illegible at no cost to the vehicle owner. A plate is deemed illegible when one or more numbers or letters cannot be recognized from 50 feet away, typically due to blistering, peeling, discoloration, loss of reflectivity or other damage. Law enforcement must verify a plate is illegible.

“Illegible plates can potentially lead to fines for drivers, so I encourage anyone concerned about the status of their license plate to take advantage of this opportunity,” Cook said.

Those who plan to participate should bring their unexpired PA driver’s license and current vehicle registration card.

Reservations are required for the license plate event and may be made by calling Cook’s office at 724-929-2660 or by signing up online at RepBudCook.com/Events.

Representative Bud Cook
50th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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