The Georgia Senate signed off on a plan proposed by Sen.P.K. Martin, R-Lawrenceville, to create a license plate honoring Atlanta United on Thursday.
The Senate approved Senate Bill 8 as representatives from the team, including owner Arthur Blank, visited the state Capitol to celebrate its Major League Soccer championship. The bill creates the license plate and establishes that $10 from the sale of each license plate will to the Atlanta United Foundation to support its philanthropic activities.
The bill will now head over to the state House of Representatives. The final hurdles the bill must clear before the license plate can become available are passage by the House and a review by Gov. Brian Kemp, who can either sign it into law or veto it. Two-thirds of the members of the House must vote in favor of the bill for it to pass and advance to Kemp’s desk.
If it becomes law, the plates will be immediately available for sale although soccer fans will have to wait for the plates to be produced.
The bill was introduced two months after the United won the MLS Cup, becoming the first team from Atlanta to win a major sports championship since 1995 in the process.
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