Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill to create the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) specialty license plate for California.
If passed and signed into law AB 1539 would make California the fourth state in the nation—after South Carolina, Indiana, and Maryland— to offer a LGBT-themed license plate, according to a press release from Hayashi's office.
Proceeds from plate sales would go to anti-bullying programs through the state Department of Education.
Patch has asked Hayashi's staff for an estimate of the bill's financial impact.
The action signals a return to legislative business as usual for Hayashi, who has since she was arrested in October for walking out Neiman Marcus in San Francisco with nearly $2,500 in unpaid clothing, including a leather skirt.
Hayashi pled no contest to misdemeanor charges and received a slap on the wrist earlier this month, but has despite .