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In their own words: Adding state motto to license plates

South Dakota's license plate redesign set to be issued in 2023.
State of South Dakota
New design of South Dakota's license plate. Lawmakers considered a bill that would have required the state's motto to be on license plates.

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

The state of South Dakota is rolling out new non-commercial license plates this year. The new design has subtle changes, but still features Mount Rushmore.

Lawmakers considered a bill that would have led to an even bigger change. Senate Bill 133 would have modified license plates for the next redesign to include the state motto of "Under God, the people rule."

The bill ultimately failed on the Senate floor. In their own words, hear lawmakers discuss arguments from both sides of the issue.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.
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