Missouri House Moves to Stop Jayhawks License Plate
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- 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.
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.
Missouri recently approved its first specialty plate for an out-of-state school - Pittsburg State University, in southeastern Kansas. It wasn't clear Tuesday what Webber's amendment means for that plate.