SALEM, Ore. — There are over 30 varieties of Oregon license plates already. If House Bill 2180 passes, there could be one more.
The Oregonian reports that coast lawmakers are supporting the bill, which would establish a new commemorative whale plate that drivers could buy for an extra $30 per year.
The fee would fund Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, boosting gray whale research and tourism.
Other bills introduced this session would allow plates commemorating professional sports teams, plates that raise money for wildlife conservation and plates featuring Smokey the Bear.