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New Law Will Require Temporary License Plates In California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that would require newly purchased vehicles to display temporary license plates.

The Democratic governor's decision Monday comes over the objection of social justice activists who say it will lead to more fines and create economic hardships for poor people.

The bill aims to prevent toll-road cheats and ensure law enforcement officers can identify vehicles on the road.

California requires only a small notice to be displayed when a vehicle is sold as owners wait for permanent plates. The notices can't be read or photographed from a distance.

AB516 by Democratic Assemblyman Kevin Mullin of South San Francisco will require car dealers to put a temporary license plate on a vehicle when they sell it, beginning in 2019.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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