The House voted Saturday 68-44 to include a “Choose Life” plate among the options for special license plates. If signed into law by Gov. Beverly Perdue, the “Choose Life” plate will cost $25 and $15 per plate given to nonprofit pregnancy counseling centers.
The bill, H289, was widely contested by Democrats in both chambers. Democrat legislators proposed an amendment to the bill which would also provide for a “Respect Choice” license plate to be added to the bill, but the amendment was unsuccessful.
Seventeen states, including all the states in the southeast except North Carolina, currently have the “Choose Life” plate available and have raised over $8.7 million with more than 400,000 plates sold.