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State House votes to ban license plate flippers

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OLYMPIA -- The Washington state House has passed a measure to make it illegal to use license plate flipper technology that enables switching between two license plates while driving.
The measure passed Saturday would also ban manufacturing license plate flippers in the state.
The James Bond-style contraptions make it easier for vehicles to avoid being identified by toll cameras and police.
Republican Rep. Larry Haler of Richland is the bill sponsor. He said law enforcement views the devices as an officer safety risk.
Selling or using a license plate flipper would under the bill be a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Officers could also impound vehicles with the devices installed.
Passed by an 87-11 vote, the bill heads next to the Senate.

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