This just in from former Lockheed Martin co-worker Lee Graham:
If you live in Arizona, please read carefully! This new law takes effect Jan 1, 2009. Please understand you can have a license plate frame holder as long as it doesn’t cover the name Arizona on the top your license plate, if the license plate frame holder covers the name Arizona, you’ll receive from the nice police officer a $130.00 ticket!
It is your responsibility as privileged Arizona drivers to know new motor vehicle laws – the state doesn’t send out mailings. For more info on new motor vehicle laws click on the link below. So if you have a frame holder that covers the name Arizona on your license plate remove it before Jan 1, 2009 and replace it with one that doesn’t cover the name Arizona.
License Plate Holder Law – State law* requires that the state name at the top of Arizona license plates must be visible. Any license plate holder or cover that prevents the license plate from being clearly legible is in violation of this new law.
* A.R.S. 28-2354(B.)