Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A bill has been presented to elimate a fee on nonstandard license plates for those that serve the communities.

According to a statement from State Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville), on June 1, 2018 he introduced legislation that would remove the fee associated with nonstandard license plates related to firefighters and police officers.

House Bill 698 would eliminate the administrative fee instituted by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to purchase these specific license plates. The fee is currently $10.00.

“Currently we place a financial burden upon the people that protect us and our loved ones” Edwards said. “I think these folks, many of which are volunteers, should be proud and deserving to show off the often underappreciated career choice that they have chosen to keep us safe.”

The legislation now awaits assignment to a House committee.