- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska is one step closer to commemorating mountain lions on a special license plate that would raise money for youth wildlife education.

Senators gave second-round approval Monday to legislation that would create “mountain lion conservation plates” through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The measure would impose a $5 fee for the plates, with the revenue going to a state program that educates youth about conservation. Personalized plates would cost $40.

Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, well-known animal lover, has said he introduced the proposal because of the public’s interest in preserving the mountain lion population.

The bill requires one final vote before it goes to Gov. Pete Ricketts.

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The bill is LB474

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