During the last half of this year, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee unveiled the stateâ€™s new standard license plate, a press release said. The design of the new license plate was chosen by Tennesseans through a statewideâ€¯vote.
â€œIn our 225thâ€¯year of statehood, we invited Tennesseans to cast their vote and help select the stateâ€™s next license plate,â€ Lee said. â€œIâ€™m proud to announce the winning design that will represent our unique grand divisions and take its place in Tennessee history.â€
More than 300,000 Tennessee residents cast a vote, with 42% voting for the winning design, the press release said.
Per the Tennesseeâ€¯statute, the license plate is redesigned every eight years if funds are approved in the General Assemblyâ€™s annual budget. This statute requires that either â€œTennessee,â€ â€œVolunteer State,â€ and â€œTNvacation.comâ€ be displayed on the plate, along with the county name and the expiration decals. This statute also allows Tennesseans to choose â€œIn God We Trustâ€ as a plate option.[Read more…]