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Old 03-30-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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New Orleans Saints fan license plate approved by House panel

New Orleans Saints fan license plate approved by House panel
By Ed Anderson, The Times-Picayune

John ''Wild Man' greets cars on Tchoupitoulas Street before the Black and Gold themed second-line parade before the New Orleans Saints NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings.
The New Orleans Saints and the state will work together to design a new speciality license tag for the team's fans if a bill that won approval by a House panel Tuesday becomes law.

The Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works unanimously approved House Bill 1165 by Rep. Jeff Arnold, D-Algiers, to create the tags, sending it to the full House for debate.

Saints lobbyist Randy Haynie said the franchise and the National Football League have had input on the bill to clear the way for the possible use of team and league logos to avert legal problems.

Arnold said the tags will cost $25 a year more than the normal cost of the plates that are based on the value of the vehicle. The Office of Motor Vehicles also will assess a $3.50 handling fee.

"It is not a New Orleans thing, it is a Louisiana thing," Arnold said of the proposed tag, which will commemorate the Saints' Super Bowl championship season.

The bill does not spell out a specific design for the plate. Arnold said he and Sen. A.G. Crowe, R-Slidell, a co-sponsor of the House bill and author of a companion measure in the Senate, have met for several hours with team and NFL officials about the proposed plates.

The bill requires that at least 1,000 motorists sign up for the tags before they are designed or sold. Haynie said the first 300 tags will be made available to Saints players and members of the organization.

The bill authorizes that the $25-a-year fee be turned over to programs designed to enhance parks, recreation and youth fitness programs.

Arnold said the money from the tags sold in a parish will remain in that parish.

Arnold's bill also authorizes the creation of a nonprofit foundation, to be governed by a seven-member board controlled by the Saints. The board's foundation would decide what programs will get the license tag money, Arnold said.

The Saints will have four appointees on the foundation board, but the bill does not say who they must be. The other three would be appointees of the governor, House speaker and Senate president.

Those three appointees must be state agency heads associated with "youth fitness programs related to health and wellness education," or a parks and recreation director.

Arnold's proposal would go into effect July 1 if it passes the Legislature and is signed by the governor.

Earlier in the meeting, Rep. Rickey Hardy, D-Lafayette, withdrew his House Bill 55 to create a special prestige license plate for the "Who Dat Nation," with that phrase and the image of the Superdome on it.

Hardy said since a lawsuit has been filed challenging the ownership of the "Who Dat" phrase, he did not want to see the state drawn into litigation, so he signed onto Arnold's bill.



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can I get one in Atlanta?
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can I get one in Atlanta?
Do you love your car?

HateTL Kats will make sure your car have a miserable time there, you'll see an increase in Grocery cart dents and dings, more people tailing you, increase in flat tires and keyed up paint..
they'll do everything short of putting a bomb under your car and i wont even put that past em out there.. that place raises haters.
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man i would love to have one...
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Originally Posted by Saintswrath View Post
Do you love your car?

HateTL Kats will make sure your car have a miserable time there, you'll see an increase in Grocery cart dents and dings, more people tailing you, increase in flat tires and keyed up paint..
they'll do everything short of putting a bomb under your car and i wont even put that past em out there.. that place raises haters.
LOL- no way
they are a bunch of passive, fair weather fans, which is par for the course
in this joke of a sports town- Want a ticket to a Falcons game in Dec? go to the GA dome and scalp one for $20

I have as many kids at my school that love the Saints as the Falcons, so I am not complaining
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do they make them in ohio colors?
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do they make them in ohio colors?
no..lol
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Can I get one in Connecticut.
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I want a Two Dat plate.
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Got LSU on the Lexus... so the Saints on the Mercedes is approriate.
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