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1 October license plate up for approval, benefit Vegas Strong Resiliency Center

Posted at 6:29 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 23:26:42-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It's been 18 months since the valley became Vegas Strong as people continue to be inspired as they honor those who died and help those who survived.

Now, to memorialize the survivors, state lawmakers are pushing for a special 1 October license plate.

Portions of the fees would go towards the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center to help provide more resources.

Lawmakers discussed Assembly Bill 333 on Tuesday afternoon in Carson City.

The plate would cost $25 for initial registration, $20 for annual renewal.

According to the bill’s language, the state Treasurer would distribute the fee to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.

"Healing is not a linear process, so we want survivors out there to know that it’s okay not to be okay. It is okay to reach out for help where ever they are in that stage of healing," said Tennille Pereira, an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

The bill is currently in committee; if it passes there, it will go on to the full assembly for a vote.

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles would then come up with the image of the license plate once it's approved.