Legislation approved by the Virginia General Assembly and Governor authorizes the issuance of all special license plates.
A State Senator or Delegate must sponsor a bill requesting the issuance of a new special license plate for Virginia.
Special interest plates require a minimum of 450 prepaid applications before the General Assembly will agree to authorize them.
The Living MS Society (as facilitators) MUST be in possession of 450+ paid applications or the General Assembly will pass on the bill.
The General Assembly session starts in January of each year. We are aiming for the January 2017 Session.
Once the license plate bill is passed and is signed into law by the Governor, the effective date of authorization to issue the plates is July 1 of the same year.