- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill to create special mountain lion license plates that would raise money for youth wildlife education.

The measure won final approval Thursday with a 47-0 vote.

The legislation would require the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles to offer “mountain lion conservation plates” for a $5 fee. Personalized plates would cost $40.

Revenue from the plates would go to a state program that educates youth about conservation.

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

The legislation now goes to Gov. Pete Ricketts.


The bill is LB474

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