House OKs bill for adoption license plate

House OKs bill for adoption license plate

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah House has passed a bill to create a special license plate to encourage adoption and oppose abortion.

Proceeds from the "Choose Life Adoption Support" special group plates created under House Bill 337, sponsored by Rep. Christopher Herrod, R-Provo, would be put into a restricted account with other private donations and contributions.

Donations and the cost of a plate, $25 per plate each year, would go to programs to encourage adoption.

The plate will be created at no cost to the state because startup costs will be paid by private companies and others who contribute to the fund.

The bill passed the House floor 44-27 on Thursday and will be debated further in the Senate.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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