UPDATE: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Legislation aimed at stopping Missouri from issuing a specialty license plate featuring the University of Kansas is on its way to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Lawmakers attached the measure to a higher education bill approved Wednesday in the Senate. The amendment says only Missouri schools may be featured on license plates unless the Legislature votes otherwise.
Fans of the University of Kansas and its Jayhawk mascot launched an effort last year to get the plate.
The amendment's sponsor, Democrat Rep. Stephen Webber, has said he'll seek to repeal it if the University of Kansas challenges the University of Missouri to a football or basketball game next school year.
The measure won't affect Missouri's recent approval of a plate featuring a different Kansas institution -- Pittsburg State.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Missouri license plates won't be sporting Kansas Jayhawks logos anytime soon if the Missouri House has its way.
The House approved an amendment to a higher education bill
Tuesday allowing only Missouri schools to be featured on license
plates, unless the Missouri Legislature gives its approval.
An effort to create a University of Kansas specialty plate in Missouri began a year ago, well before the University of Missouri bolted the Big 12 Conference for the SEC. The move ends the historic Jayhawk-Tigers rivalry.
The amendment's sponsor, Democrat Stephen Webber, says he'll remove his amendment or seek to repeal it if Kansas challenges
Missouri to a football or basketball game next school year.
A specialty plate Pittsburg State University in southeastern
Kansas has been approved in Missouri. It was not immediately clear
what would happen to that plate.