INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ó A Republican state lawmaker is reviving the debate over
specialty license plates one year after a gay youth groupís plates were
revoked by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
State Rep. Ed Soliday of Valparaiso says he wants to create an eight-member
panel to review applications for specialty plates and limit the number
approved to 150.
Soliday chairs the House Transportation committee. He led an effort last
year to limit the stateís number of specialty plates. But it was
overshadowed by a successful push by social conservatives to revoke the
plates for the Indiana Youth Group. The group counsels gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender children.
The BMV revoked the groupís plates at the request of Senate Republicans
along with specialty plates for the Indiana 4-H Foundation and the Indiana