Sports-Theme License Plates Could Come to the District

Local professional teams would be featured

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011  |  Updated 10:27 AM EDT
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Angie Goff reports Washington Redskins and 7 other DC sports fans may be able to show their spirit on their license plates. A bill approving the plates is before the City Council.

Angie Goff

Angie Goff reports Washington Redskins and 7 other DC sports fans may be able to show their spirit on their license plates. A bill approving the plates is before the City Council.

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D.C. sports fans, you may soon show your team spirit wherever you drive -- without a bumper sticker.

The D.C. Council is considering a bill to allow residents to get specialty license plates featuring the logo one of the city's eight professional sports teams, the Washington Times reports.

Resident would have to pay a one-time fee of $25, and a $20 renewal fee every other year.

From the Times:

Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown and council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, said they introduced the bill in January because people were asking for team plates, specifically, and not the variety of partisan mottos and themes that have caused rifts in other jurisdictions.

The bill would place the sports logo to the left of the plate number, and retain the "Taxation Without Representation" slogan.

Drivers could choose logos of the Redskins, Nationals, Capitals, Wizards, D.C. United, Mystics, Kastles tennis team, Bayhawks lacrosse team or the Divas women’s football team.

Councilmember Mary Cheh told the Times the bill would receive a thorough vetting before being brought to a vote.

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