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Some groups bemoan loss of specialty license plate revenue


Last updated 7/22/2020 at 11:37am

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

The now-discontinued Friends of Beaver Creek Park license plate is seen Wednesday inside the treasurers office at the Hill County Courthouse.

Specialty license plates, which are sold as fundraising resources for nonprofit groups, reached the end of its extension last Wednesday to try to sell enough to continue the funding source.

A bill passed last legislative session mandates that if groups do not sell 400 or more plates in three years, the plates will be revoked. Previously Motor Vehicle Division of the State Department of Justice had the option to revoke plates with fewer than 400 sales but it was not mandatory.

After groups were informed that their plates would be revoked in January, the deadline was extended to July to all...

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