Mo. House moves to stop Jayhawks license plate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri license plates won’t be sporting Kansas Jayhawks logos anytime soon if the Missouri House has its way.

The House approved an amendment to a higher education bill Tuesday allowing only Missouri schools to be featured on license plates, unless the Missouri Legislature gives its approval.

Efforts to create a University of Kansas specialty plate in Missouri began a year ago, well before the University of Missouri left the Big 12 Conference for the SEC.

The amendment’s sponsor, Democrat Stephen Webber, says he’ll remove his amendment or seek to repeal it if Kansas challenges Missouri to a football or basketball game next school year.

A specialty plate Pittsburg State University in southeastern Kansas has been approved in Missouri. It was not immediately clear what would happen to that plate.

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Higher education bill is SB563

Webber House amendment is online (PDF): http://1.usa.gov/LOI43d

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