BEATRICE – Nebraskans are a step closer to being able to obtain a Czech Heritage License plate.

Nebraska lawmakers Tuesday voted 34-0 to advance to final reading a bill by Senator Tom Brandt, of Plymouth.  The measure was amended to go into effect in 2025, if passed and signed by the Governor.

It would authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to design a license plate celebrating Czech Heritage, which could be purchased by Nebraska motorists.  The design would be in consultation with the Czech Honorary Counsel of Nebraska.  Brandt introduced the bill last year, and it was carried over to this year's session.

Alphanumeric and Personalized plates would be available, for $5 and $40, respectively.  Issuance of the plate would end if the total number of plates issued is less than 500 per year, in a consecutive two-year period.