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Governor Snyder Vetoes Choose Life License Plate Bill

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Friday June 30th, just before the Holiday weekend, Michigan Governor Snyder vetoed a bill that would have raised funds for pro life non-profit organizations in Michigan.  

S.B 163, sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Colbeck was vetoed on Friday by Governor Snyder. The bill was summarized as,

The bill would create a start-up cost to the Department of State; however, the current estimated three-year average start-up fee of $15,000 would have to be paid to the Department of State from the Choose Life Fund proposed by the bill. The revenue generated from the fund-raising license plate would be deposited into the Fund, after which the State Treasurer would disburse payments from the Fund on a yearly basis to the Choose Life Michigan Fund.

The bill would have no fiscal impact on local government.

In a press release from, Snyder stated,

 The ‘Choose Life’ license plate is a political message that has the potential to bitterly divide millions of Michiganders and that, in my view, is not appropriate for a state-issued license plate.

Finally, Rep. Tonya Schuitmaker took to Facebook to Comment on the decision.


Comments on both sides of the issue were posted in response to her post. What are your thought on this? Tell us in the comments.

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