OFFICE OF SENATOR JAY PAUL GUMM
Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Johnston & Marshall Counties
For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2008
Sen. Jay Paul Gumm
“In God We Trust” License Plate Gets Unanimous Support
Oklahomans are a step closer to being able to purchase a license
plate displaying the national motto of “In God We Trust.”
The Oklahoma Senate approved Senate Bill 1146 on a rare unanimous
48-0 vote. Senator Jay
Paul Gumm sponsors the measure.
Under the bill, Oklahomans would be able to purchase an “In
God We Trust” license plate for a $15 additional fee; the
additional cost covers design and production of the plate, meaning
taxpayers would not have to fund the tags’ production or design.
“These patriotic plates will give the Oklahomans an opportunity
to express their pride in America, their faith, and the values we
all share,” said Gumm, a Democrat from Durant.
“Based on the feedback I have gotten about this bill, I have
great confidence thousands of Oklahoma drivers will purchase the
take to express their support for our national motto and the values
Gumm’s bill is modeled after an Indiana law. In that state,
Hoosier motorists purchased more than a half-million of the tags
in the first four months they were available.
For more information contact:
Senator Gumm's Office: (405) 521-5586