New license plate option for Michigan drivers

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation authorizing a fundraising license plate for a conservation group.

The bills signed Wednesday will let drivers buy a "Ducks Unlimited" plate with proceeds going to the Michigan chapter of the wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization. The money can be used to restore and buy wetlands and pay for education regarding wetlands conservation.

The $15,000 startup cost to the state will be paid for by proceeds from the specialty plate.

The state can stop issuing the plate if it doesn't issue at least 2,000 in year one and at least 500 in future years.

The bills were sponsored by Republican Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville of Monroe and Republican Rep. Dale Zorn of Ida.

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