We already know that fewer pieces of legislation were drafted, introduced and passed by this year’s Legislature than in any recent year, even though the session was one of the longer ones. Here’s more proof that this year’s load of legislation was light: Only one new special license plate was approved.
That would be the new “Support Our Troops” plate, to benefit Support Our Troops Inc., a national charity that’s organized in all 50 states to provide assistance to military members and their families. Idaho was the 46th state to approve a special license plate to help fund the group; the last four are in the works. Former state Rep. Debbie Field of Boise, now the governor’s drug policy chief, is chairing the effort in Idaho. Here, legislative sponsors Sen. Lee Heinrich and Reps. Mary Lou Shepherd and Bob Nonini pose with Gov. Butch Otter and an oversized mockup of the plate to celebrate Idaho’s newest special license plate.