Missouri House targets KU plates, Senate may follow suit
The lack of controversy as the Missouri General Assembly heads into its final stretch is made obvious by two phenomena: the lack of lobbyists in the halls, and a legislative focus on banning Missouri license plates featuring Kansas University Jayhawks.
The state House voted today for an amendment to a transportation bill to ban Missouri vanity plates with a KU theme. The reason? The Kansas legislature voted to bar Mizzou license plates.
The Missouri Senate has yet to act. But state Sen. Tim Green, D-Spanish Lake, was among several senators who said he supported a ban on KU plates, given Kansas’ action.
The back-and-forth between the two states stems from Mizzou’s decision to leave the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.