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Governor Kate Brown to Sign Trail Blazers License Plate Bill

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will sign a bill, passed by the Oregon Legislature, creating a Portland Trail Blazers vanity license plate.

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Fish, bikes, and... Blazers? It's true: Oregon Governor Kate Brown will sign a bill tomorrow that will create a Portland Trail Blazers vanity license plate in Oregon. The Blazers now join salmon, bicycles, and Crater Lake (among others) as options Oregonians can choose as a vanity plate for their vehicle.

The signing ceremony will be held tomorrow, Aug. 12 at 11am in the Governor's Ceremonial Office at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, and include Governor Brown, Trail Blazers President and CEO Chris McGowan (who offered public testimony in support of a similar bill), and Trail Blazers broadcasting legend Bill Schonely.

A portion of the fees from vanity license plates in Oregon go to organizations related to the images on the plates. The recipients of the proceeds from the Trail Blazers plates will go through a statewide, competitive grant process, and be distributed through the Trail Blazers Foundation to groups whose programs support Oregon children.

You can find the full text of the bill (HB 2730) here. Among the interesting tidbits: the Trail Blazers have to approve the final design of the license plate, meaning no anti-Blazers designer can troll the state by offering a license plate design featuring a Trail Blazers cupcake superimposed onto Ray Felton's body.