First issue ?
Cardboard; changed to laminated paper c.2007
45-day allowed to be issued directly by dealerships, and standardized to new format. Top 1/3rd allows for DMV logo or dealership logo.
1 or 2 letters, followed by 4-digit date of expiration, followed by 1 or 2 letters to make a total of 7 characters.
i.e. A0123BC or AB0123BC for January 23rd expiration. Letters are randomized.