Chances to create a Red Sox New Hampshire license plate don’t look good for this year. But NHPR’s Dan Gorenstein reports officials at the Department of Motor Vehicles say there’s always next year.
For a number of years lawmakers have introduced bills to create a so-called Boston Red Sox license plate.
Proceeds would go to one charity or another.
The current legislation would send money to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, or CHaD.
DMV Director Rick Bailey opposed the bill.
Not because he doesn’t like the Sox, or CHaD.
But because he says the state needs a better process.
“CHaD and the Red Sox hooked up as a worthy cause. But who is going to come in with the Patriots? Who is going to come in with the Bruins? I think it’s an idea that will catch on, so I think we need to implement it in a way we can manage it.”
Bailey says he supports a bill that establishes a uniform process for any group interested in creating a special license plate to raise money for charity.
The DMV director says he thinks his office would be ready to start producing plates by the time pitchers and catchers report next year.
Dan Gorenstein covers public policy, politics, social issues and more for NHPR News.