(AP) — Indiana legislators have approved a proposal overhauling the
state's specialty auto license plate system that requires all the groups
with plates to sell 500 a year and undergo a financial review once a
voted 48-0 Tuesday in favor the plan that the House previously approved.
The bill would
create an eight-member bipartisan commission to review requests from
nonprofits and universities seeking specialty plates. The panel would also
check reports about how the groups are spending their proceeds from the
The bill sets
a limit of 150 specialty plates. Indiana now has about 100.
A similar push
was derailed a year ago by conservatives who sought to revoke the plate
issued to a gay youth advocacy group.