Governor approves MLK license plates for Utah

Posted at 4:50 PM, Apr 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-03 19:17:19-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Soon Dr. Martin Luther King will be on Utah vehicle license plates.

Governor Gary Herbert signed House Bill 506 Tuesday at the Capitol. Many watched as he authorized the creation of the first license plate of the civil rights leader for Utah.

“As you order, you pay $35 which goes into a restricted account which bears Dr. King’s name and will be used to support civil rights awareness and education programs throughout our state,” said the governor.

Utah was one of the last states in the union to recognize Martin Luther King’s birthday as a federal holiday. Now it is one of three states to honor him with a license plate