Tennessee to get new specialty license plates
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2009 8:01 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Phil Bredesen is once again allowing the latest batch of specialty license plates to become law without his signature.
Bredesen, a Democrat, has long complained about the proliferation of specialty tags, urging lawmakers to rein in the number of plates available in Tennessee.
He expressed the same concern in a letter Thursday to Republican House Speaker Kent Williams of Elizabethton.
The state’s specialty plates program began about two decades ago as a way to help fund the Tennessee Arts Commission, which receives 40 percent of the additional $35 the plates cost.
The 16 designs this year include United Way, Rotary International and Colon Cancer Awareness. Any new plate must get 1,000 pre-orders before it can go into production.
Read HB1335 at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov
Published in The Messenger 7.3.09
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