The B.C. government has introduced Bill 20, the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act (No.2), 2020, legislation that will, if passed, offer policy flexibility around the use of the decal on B.C. licence plates.
For example, the legislation allows for validation decals to be non-expiring or valid for periods longer than one year. It also provides for regulations that could authorize ICBC to issue other documents, or take other actions, respecting the validity of a vehicle licence instead of issuing validation decals.
Over the coming months, consultation will begin with law enforcement, brokers and other stakeholders to inform future policy decisions about any changes to use of the decal, as well as to support the drafting of associated regulations.
ICBC reinstates commercial driver tests by appointment: https://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/2020-jun10.aspx
ICBC reinstates all knowledge tests by appointment: https://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/2020-may28.aspx
ICBC waives cancellation and re-plating fees: https://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/2020-apr16.aspx
ICBC defers payments by 90 days: https://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/2020-mar24.aspx
Insurance renewable by phone: https://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/2020-mar18.aspx