Fee Waived for “God Bless America” Plates in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is ordering the state Department of Revenue to waive the fee for license plates that read “God Bless America.”

Bentley said in a statement Wednesday that drivers who want the plates will continue to be able to request them at no cost.

Bentley says the tag is in a category of special plates that were offered free of cost before a law was passed during the 2015 regular session that established a fee for them.

The governor says that legislation was ambiguous and didn’t specify whether a $50 fee should apply to the “God Bless America” tag.

Bentley says his office is working with the Speaker of House and other lawmakers to clarify the law during the next session.

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