Legislation authorizing the three universities and Lewis-Clark State College to establish special license plates to generate scholarship money has cleared the Senate.
The Senate voted 27-8 on Monday to send the measure to the House, where its fate was uncertain.
The bill permits a plate bearing the caricature of the school mascot for an extra $35 a year. The Transportation Department would receive $10 of the extra charge and the rest would go to the school for scholarships.
The program in Montana generates about $60,000 a year for scholarships at the University of Montana and Montana State University.
Opposition focused on the proliferation of special license plates that critics claim undermine the primary purpose of vehicle identification. , DataTimes
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