Missouri Passes Legislation Against Jayhawks License Plates
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Legislation aimed at stopping Missouri from issuing a specialty license plate featuring the University of Kansas is on its way to Missouri Governor 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 Representative 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.