(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Specialty license plates in Indiana are closer to facing new restrictions.
The state Senate passed a bill previously approved by the House, sending it to Governor Mike Pence’s desk. Senators voted 48-0.
The legislation requires all the groups offering vehicle plates to sell 500 a year and undergo a financial review once every ten years.
The bill would also create an eight-member bipartisan commission to review requests from organizations seeking new specialty plates. A limit of 150 specialty plates would also be set. Indiana currently offers close to 100 plates ranging from Indiana University and the U.S. Marines to the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Heritage Trust.
The legislation was spurred by conservative lawmakers last year as they sought to revoke a specialty plate sponsored by the Indiana Youth Group, a gay youth advocacy organization.