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Amish buggy legislation still not signed into law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Legislation that would give the Amish an immediate exemption from having to attach brightly colored slow-moving-vehicle emblems to their buggies still hasn't been signed into law.

The Amish object to the emblems on religious grounds, saying the triangular shape represents the Trinity, which they are not allowed to display, and because the fluorescent orange color calls undue attention to them.

Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson said the governor still is reviewing the measure, which passed the Legislature on March 27.

The high profile issue weighs religious rights against traffic safety. The legislation would allow the Amish to use silver or gray reflector tape on their horse-drawn buggies, instead of the signs.

 

The legislation is Senate Bill 75.

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