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Idaho Humane Society backing new pet-friendly license plate

The bill won approval from the House Transportation and Defense Committee Tuesday.
Credit: Idaho Humane Society

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Humane Society is hoping to convince state lawmakers that drivers will want buy a pet-friendly license plate.

A bill to establish a new specialty plate passed out of the House Transportation and Defense Committee Tuesday afternoon. 

Sponsors of House Bill 105 say the funds collected by the state would be used to help low-income families with the cost of spaying or neutering their pets.

If the bill becomes law, the new vanity license plate would cost $35 for the first year, and $25 per each subsequent year. The fee is an addition to regular vehicle registration costs.

The Idaho Transportation Department gets $13 per plate sold for administration costs and the rest of the funds would go to Idaho Humane Society’s pet lovers fund.

The bill won unanimous support from the House panel. It now goes to the full House for a vote.

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