license plates

License Plates
4:43 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Effort to discourage KU license plates in Mo. becomes law

A depiction of the Jayhawk, the symbol of the University of Kansas.
(via Flickr/ensign_beedrill)

No Kansas Jayhawks will be appearing on Show-Me State license plates - at least unless Missouri lawmakers say it is OK.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law Thursday a broader higher education measure that would require state lawmakers to approve specialty license plates for colleges and universities. State lawmakers were seeking to impede possible efforts by fans to have the University of Kansas featured on a Missouri license plate.

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Kansas Jayhawks
3:17 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Mo. House passes measure designed to bar Jayhawks specialty license plate

A depiction of the Jayhawk, the symbol of the University of Kansas.
(via Flickr/ensign_beedrill)

The Missouri House has approved language designed to bar the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate.  The measure was added onto a larger higher education bill passed by the House Tuesday.

It would require legislative approval of specialty license plates that feature out-of-state colleges and universities.  The sponsor, State Rep. Stephen Webber (D, Columbia), says it’s a direct result of Kansas dropping its football rivalry with Mizzou.

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Illinois License Plates
1:37 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Illinois considering selling ads on license plates

An Illinois license plate from 1927. (via Wikimedia Commons/Absecon59)

The look of the Illinois license plate has changed substantially over the years - just look at that blast from the past above for proof - but a pending bill in the Illinois Legislature would push the cosmetic transition to a "for-profit" level.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that SB1360 would allow corporate sponsors to put their logos on license plates as a way to create revenue for the state.

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