Sacramento — In a display of bipartisanship reminiscent of last year's successful campaign to create a Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the Assembly Transportation Committee today passed legislation authorizing a Sierra Nevada License Plate on a 10 – 1 vote.
Assembly Bill 84, authored by Assemblymembers Tim Leslie (R-Tahoe City) and John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), will now move to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.
When successful, AB84 will authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a license plate with a likeness of the Sierra Nevada. Proceeds from the plate will go to fund the newly formed Sierra Nevada Conservancy. It is expected that the Sierra plate could generate more than $1 million a year for conservation activities in the Sierra region.
The sponsors of the legislation, The Sierra Fund, were joined by the City of Nevada City, the Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Yubadocs and Coldwell Banker in support of the legislation.
Organizations wishing to support the legislation are urged to do so at http://www.sierraconservancy.org/content.php?content.45.