MO legislator sponsors bill that would establish a “Back the Blue” license plate

MO legislator sponsors bill that would establish a “Back the Blue” license plate
A Missouri lawmaker hopes to give residents a new way to show their support for law enforcement. (Source: NBC)

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - A Missouri lawmaker hopes to give residents a new way to show their support for law enforcement.

State Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) is the sponsor of legislation (HB 898) that would establish a “Back the Blue” special license plate.

“Other states already have similar plates in place, but Missouri has yet to offer a plate that allows citizens to show their appreciation for all of the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe," said Walsh. “My constituents have expressed their desire to find a way to express their support, and I think the “Back the Blue” license plate provides an ideal solution.”

The bill now awaits assignment to committee for further discussion.

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