RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia residents may be seeing some new license plates on the highway following Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s signing of two payments that may introduce new particular license plates.
The first invoice — Senate Bill 753 — authorizes the issuance of license plates that may commemorate the Richmon Planet newspaper.
This new license plate has been within the works since early final 12 months.
Reginald Carter is the person behind the thought, hoping to carry consideration to the newspaper’s legacy and honor Black History.
In 1882, 13 previously enslaved males shaped the Richmond Planet. John Mitchell Jr. turned the editor, whereas solely in his 20’s, and fearlessly reported lynchings and injustices towards the Black group.
The invoice was backed by Senator Joe Morrissey, Senator Jennifer McClellan and Delegate Jeff Bourne.
With a brand new design change, the brand new plate contains a flexed bicep and the phrases ‘dream for purpose’ and ‘Black is 365.’
The second invoice — Senate Bill 212 — authorizes the issuance of particular license plates with a design that includes the logo of the United States Navy to energetic members and sure veterans of the United States Navy.
The invoice gives that un-remarried surviving spouses of such service members might also be issued such particular license plates.
The invoice creates the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Fund to make the most of funds from the license plate charges to assist the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society in Virginia.
The deadline for preordering the Navy plate is April 15 and could be completed so right here.
The legal guidelines will likely be enacted on July 1, at which period the DMV will course of all preorders.