Lawmakers Hoping to Extend Vermont Strong License Plates

By Steph Machado

Published 01/31 2014 10:56AM

Updated 01/31 2014 11:19AM

MONTPELIER - If you have a "Vermont Strong" license plate, you may be able to keep it on your bumper longer.

The plates were sold after Tropical Storm Irene to raise money for flood victims. Over 39,000 plates were sold, and the law that allowed drivers to have them is set to expire in June.

A bill in the State Legislature would extend that expiration date two more years.

"We think it's a good idea to extend it for two more years to raise more money for hurricane victims," said State Sen. Dick Mazza (D-Colchester-Grand Isle). "And continue selling the plates we have on hand now."

There are about 3500 plates still available for purchase. They cost 25 dollars. Of that, 5 dollars goes to the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the rest goes to a fund that helps flood victims.

The bill to extend the expiration date is currently being debated in the Senate Transportation committee.

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.