Georgia lawmakers go after Gator plates

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

February 21, 2008

ATLANTA, Ga.---The latest shot in the "License Plate War" involving the University of Georgia and the University of Florida was fired today in the House of Representatives.

The House voted to allow Georgia to only issue special alumni plates for states that do the same for graduates of Georgia schools, including UGA.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Barry Fleming of Harlem, said, "Whatever we allow here in Georgia would have to be allowed in other states. The bill also solves a lot of problems."

Georgia now issues license plates for Clemson, Auburn, and as of this month, Florida. States were those schools are located don't return the favor.

The bill passed 142 to 10. Those who already have the vanity plates from the other schools could lose them when they need to be replaced.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where it has wide support.
It is House Bill 1165, and you can learn more at www.legis.state,

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