Auburn license plate proposal dropped in committee

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Football fans of rival Auburn University probably won’t be getting a Florida commemorative plate this year.

A provision to allow for the production of Auburn license plates was dropped from state Sen. Keith Perry‘s Senate Bill 1374 through an amendment added Monday in the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, Space and Domestic Security Committee.

That left the bill focusing on the intent of its title: on efforts to honor veterans in Florida with various highway designations and license plates.

The bill, touted for its veterans’ angles and with nary a word spoken about the Auburn plate during Monday’s committee meeting, was unanimously approved Monday afternoon by committee after an amendment struck the Auburn provision from the bill.

The companion bill, House Bill 1375, is now in the House Government Accountability Committee.

 

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]



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