An e-mail from Republican Indiana State Senators:
Eleven New Specialty License Plates To Hit Indiana Roads This Year
For Every $40 Specialty Plate Fee, $25 Goes To The Sponsor’s Cause
New specialty license plates – supporting causes ranging from organ donation to community grants for trails and greenways – have been approved for Hoosier motorists this year, according to the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).
Indiana’s BMV standardized all specialty plates to include a white background with the sponsor’s logo or artwork and a tag line across the bottom. These new plates help promote 11 causes:
- Bicycle Indiana – Helps promote bicycling safety and education programs;
- Donate Life Indiana – Promotes organ donation;
- Greenways Foundation – Builds awareness for grants to local communities for trails and greenways;
- Indiana Teamsters Local Unions – Provides contributions to the not-for-profit Indiana Fraternal Order of Police Foundation;
- Indiana Youth Institute – Helps recruit mentors and promote mentoring;
- National Rifle Association – Promotes hunter safety and conservation project grants to Indiana groups and organizations;
- Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent – Helps promote the Child Protection Center;
- Indiana Sheriff’s Association – Provides for training conferences for law enforcement and college scholarships for students pursuing a masters in criminal justice;
- Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana – Encourages families with limited income to use the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program;
- Stop Diabetes – Promotes education and research about diabetes; and
- Wild Turkey – Helps promote habitat enhancement, hunter safety and education programs.
In 2010, the agency reported more than 400,000 Hoosier motorists purchased specialty plates, generating approximately $10 million for sponsoring groups. For every $40 specialty plate fee, $25 goes to the sponsoring organization’s cause.
Currently, more than 80 license plate designs, including plates that support military personnel and their families, are offered to Hoosier drivers.
A simple click onallows Hoosiers to access more information on this year’s specialty plates. They can also register or renew their plates at the same online address.