Governor Pete Ricketts signed into law LB46, a bill that creates the “Choose Life” license plates availability in Nebraska. The bill recently passed the legislature on a 35-5 vote and overcame a filibuster mounted by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha.
Governor Ricketts says, “For pro-life Nebraskans, this is a big day. Nebraska has a culture of pro-life. You can see it in our culture everywhere. You can see it from the people that become involved in their communities, their schools and churches. You can see it in the billboards as you drive around our state or the homemade signs that you see.” He says the plates will raise awareness and help promote thoughts of defending an innocent life – whether it is a senior citizen or the unborn.
A bill signing ceremony was held this morning. The bill was introduced by Senator Dan Watermeier of Syracuse and is the first pro-life legislation signed into law in years. The new plates will be available on January 1, 2018.