INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ó Indiana House lawmakers have abandoned a plan to clamp
down on specialty license plates.
Republican Ed Soliday, of Valparaiso, pulled the measure during a Wednesday
evening session just hours before a key deadline in the 2012 legislative
session. The plan would have curbed an expansion of specialty plates that
the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has awarded to groups including the
National Wild Turkey Foundation and the Indiana Youth Group, which supports
The measure became contentious after conservative activists unsuccessfully
tried to ban the youth groupís plates via an amendment. Soliday said the
measure had become too politicized. He said he plans to work on the measure
again next year.