Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Study committee gets DUI plate bill

May 20, 2009 A Tennessee proposal that would require a person convicted of driving under the influence to purchase a special license plate has likely failed for the session. The House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to send the proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Brian Kelsey of Germantown to a summer committee for further study. The proposal would require a judge to order a person found guilty of a second DUI offense to obtain a yellow license plate that bears the words "DUI OFFENDER" in red letters. The plate would have to remain on the offender's vehicle for at least a year. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. — ASSOCIATED

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