The “Protect Our Rivers” license plate is on its way to Governor Hickenlooper!
With strong bipartisan support, the Colorado General Assembly has passed Senate Bill 224 to create the Protect Our Rivers license plate. The bill passed the House this morning on a final vote of 44-21, having passed the Senate previously on a 26-9 vote.
Each purchase of the plate will generate $25 for Colorado TU and 100% of the funds generated will be dedicated to the protection of Colorado’s rivers.
Many thanks to our prime sponsors for pushing this through some strong anti-license plate sentiment: Senators Kerr and Baumgardner, and Representatives Hamner and Wright.
Many thanks to our staff for countless hours advocating, testifying and prideful begging: David Nickum, Stephanie Scott and Shannon Kindle. To Nick Hoover for his terrific design work. And to past CTU President Sinjin Eberle for stepping down in time to let me take the glory!
We still need Governor Hickenlooper’s signature on the bill, and then have some work to do with the Division of Motor Vehicles, but we’re told the plates should be available for purchase by January 1, 2014. This is a big win for Colorado TU, but an even bigger win for Colorado’s rivers!
If you know others who would be interested in the Protect Our Rivers license plate, encourage them to sign the petition of support – we will then keep them apprised of the license plate’s availability via email.
And thank you for your support of rivers, which made this victory possible!
– Rick Matsumoto, Colorado TU President