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Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 3:09pm

Governor Signs License Plate Bill

Updated: 2 years ago.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a bill that eliminates the $1 charge for the optional "In God We Trust" decals for car license plates. ( photo by Kevin Trotman)

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a bill that eliminates the $1 charge for the optional "In God We Trust" decals for car license plates.

Senate Bill 293 also makes displaying a county decal optional. The license plate bill comes after the state had to re-do a public contest last year because "In God We Trust" appeared on possible designs without making it clear the motto was a sticker and not permanent.

The new law takes effect July 1.

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