Media Advisory
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* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *
Monday, May 3, 2021

Secretary of State Shenna Bellows will testify before the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Transportation at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 in support of several bills that would give the Secretary of State authority to reject requests for vanity license plates that include obscene language.
The committee will hear the following bills:
L.D. 130: An Act to Create Appropriate Standards for the Secretary of State To Follow When Approving the Assignments of Vanity Registration Plates – Sponsored by Sen. Bill Diamond of Cumberland
L.D. 200: An Act To Allow the Secretary of State To Refuse To Issue or To Recall a Vanity Registration Plate with Vulgar, Obscene, Contemptuous or Profane Language – Sponsored by Sen. Stacey Guerin of Penobscot
L.D. 289: An Act To Authorize the Secretary of State To Reject Certain Vanity License Plate Requests – Sponsored by Sen. Kimberley Rosen of Hancock