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Snyder signs limit on Michigan fundraising license plates

Posted at 12:31 PM, Nov 30, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to limit the number of state-sponsored licensed plates used to raise money for groups and causes.

Wednesday’s signing came after legislation was approved Tuesday by the Senate and House to cap the number at 20, not including university plates. Michigan has 15 university plates and 14 specialty fundraising plates, not including military plates.

The legislation also revises the startup fee that groups must pay Michigan to develop a new fundraising plate.

The bill was sponsored by former Rep. Peter Pettalia, a Republican from Presque Isle who was killed in a motorcycle crash in September. In a statement, Snyder says the bill reflects Pettalia’s “common-sense approach to creating new laws and policies.”