KU license plate ban on the way to Nixon

May 17, 2012

Language that would ban the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate in Missouri is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon.

The State Senate Wednesday passed a higher education bill that contained the anti-Jayhawk amendment, which had been added on by the House on Tuesday.  GOP Senator Bob Dixon of Springfield sponsored the main bill and supported the amendment.

“We have followed this since it was put on in the House, and it actually became more popular than anything else in the bill…people really want to get this done,” Dixon said.

The amendment would require legislative approval for specialty license plates that feature out-of-state colleges and universities.  Its author, Democratic House Member Stephen Webber of Columbia, says he’ll work to reverse it if KU agrees to renew the Border Showdown with Mizzou.