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Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Johnston & Marshall Counties

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For Immediate Release: February 27, 2008

Sen. Jay Paul Gumm
Sen. Jay Paul Gumm

“In God We Trust” License Plate Gets Unanimous Support in Senate

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 it reflects.”

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

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