Ohio House approves 7 new license plate designs

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio may have some new license plate designs soon, as the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 339 on Tuesday creating seven new plates.

Five of the plates would be available to the general public and four of the plates require a payment that would go towards the organization featured on the plate. (All contributions toward the select four plates include a $15-$25 fee to the License Plate Contribution Fund and a $10 BMV fee).

"I think this bill pays tribute to Ohio's spirit and heritage," House Speaker William G. Batchelder said in a press release. "These license plates showcase our state's great history, as well as recognize the countless Ohioans who admirably served our country in uniform."

The following Ohio plates were approved by the House Tuesday:

- Ohio Legislative Black Caucus license plates include a logo and words selected by the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. Money will be used to fund scholarships to students who attend Central State University or Wilberforce University.

- Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club license plates are inscribed with words selected by the club and will support the football team of Washington High School of the Massillon City School District.
• Power Squadron license plates are designed by the Mansfield Power Squadron and will help fund educational boating programs.

- Military Sacrifice license plates are inscribed with a distinctive emblem and the words "Military Sacrifice." (This plate would only be available to immediate family members of a person who died in combat. No contribution is required for this plate).

- Birthplace of Superman license plates are inscribed with a phrase and logo. Only the standard BMV fee applies to this plate.

- Nationwide Children's Hospital license plates are designed by the hospital and contributions will help fund the Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation.

- Combat Action Ribbon license plates are inscribed with the words "combat action ribbon" and bear a reproduction of the ribbon. (This plate may only be obtained by those who have been awarded the combat action ribbon).

House Bill 339 will now be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

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