TOPEKA – The Senate gave approval to three new specialty plates on Friday that drivers can use to show off the affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, experience as a Vietnam Veteran or love of pets.
Vietnam Veterans would be able to show off their service to the country after showing proof of their service. The bill would exempt veterans from paying a fee for a specialty plate.
Boy Scouts could also display their affiliation with the group and, for an additional $2, add a sticker indicating Order of the Arrow, Wood Badge, God and Country Award and Eagle Scout. Those who purchase the plate would pay a royalty fee of $25 to $100 to a scouting council in addition to fees to the state for a specialty plate.
A final "I'm Pet Friendly" would help raise money to support spaying and neutering education programs statewide and veterinary students' externships at pet shelters. The $25 to $100 fee would go to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, which would administer the money.
House Bill 2660 now goes to the House.