Boston Strong license plates would benefit marathon victims
It’s been on T-shirts, posters and banners plastered across the city and now legislators want to allow motorists to buy “Boston Strong” license plates with proceeds helping victims of the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to an AP report.
The state legislature’s transportation committee plans to take up the bill Tuesday.
The proposed license plates would feature the words “Boston Strong” – a slogan that grew quickly in popularity following the twin explosions that killed three people and injured over 260 more.
Under the proposal, the license plates would cost at least $50, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting One Fund Boston, which has already raised over $60 million for the Boston Marathon victims and their families.
The AP reports that one free plate would be given to an immediate family member of those who died or were the most severely injured.
So far, more than 60 legislators signed on as co-sponsors of the bill.