Louisiana license plate will celebrate LSU football victory

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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy as safety Grant Delpit looks on after LSU defeated Clemson 42-25 in the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, in New Orleans. Imagine if a pandemic had shortened or wiped out that last, golden season for Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and led LSU to the national championship. Would he still have emerged as the first overall NFL draft pick? (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy as safety Grant Delpit looks on after LSU defeated Clemson 42-25 in the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, in New Orleans. Imagine if a pandemic had shortened or wiped out that last, golden season for Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and led LSU to the national championship. Would he still have emerged as the first overall NFL draft pick? (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Motorists who want to celebrate Louisiana State University’s latest college football national championship victory will be able to buy a specialized license plate commemorating the season.

State lawmakers authorized creation of a special LSU National Champions 2019 license plate that can be used on a vehicle in place of a regular state-issued plate. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday he had signed the bill into law.

Anyone interested will be able to seek the new specialized license plate through the Office of Motor Vehicles. But first, the LSU Board of Supervisors must agree on a design.

The plate will cost $51 a year on top of regular fees, with the state keeping $1 for administrative costs and the remaining $50 going to LSU. The university must use the money for student scholarships.

The House and Senate unanimously passed the license plate bill during the regular legislative session that ended June 1. The measure originally was sponsored by Rep. Reggie Bagala, a Lafourche Parish Republican who died from the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus.

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House Bill 765: www.legis.la.gov

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