Lawmakers on Tuesday approved a new Boston Bruins license plate that would benefit state coffers and local charities.
The plates would cost an extra $40. Half the money would go to the state, while the other half would go to the Boston Bruins Foundation. The foundation must use the money to benefit Rhode Island-based charities that promote athletic activities, academics, and health.
The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill regarding the license plate plan. The House of Representatives would have to approve it, too.
"Rhode Islanders are passionate about rooting for their teams, and they’re nearly as passionate about their license plates," said State Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence, in a statement. "Rhode Island drivers love to have plates that tell people who they are, and many fans be excited to have the opportunity to show their pride in the Bruins. At the same time, fans who order these plates will support organizations that do great work in their communities.”
Rhode Island already offers similar plates benefiting the charitable organizations of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.