Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
FILE - The Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — Government vehicles sporting exempt license plates, as well as those operating fleet vehicles that qualify for apportioned plates, would no longer be beholden to the yearly application of renewal decals under a proposal passed by a Senate committee Wednesday.

Sen. Don Ipson, R-St. George, told members of the Senate Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Committee that he worked with the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles and state Tax Commission on SB80.

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Ipson said the change would lead to savings of administrative time and costs associated with yearly decal updating.

Exempt license plates are used by various government agencies, and apportioned license plates are issued to vehicle fleet operators so their commercial vehicles "comply with registration requirements of more than one jurisdiction and to pay registration fees based on the percentage of operation in those jurisdictions," according to the DMV.

The proposal now moves to the full Senate for consideration.