State Rep. Peter Lucido today testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his bill to create fundraising license plates for civic organizations in Michigan.
The civic organizations include the Kiwanis International Michigan District, Lions Club of Michigan, Michigan Knights of Columbus, Michigan Rotary Club and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.
“These organizations have been around for many years. As a member of the Kiwanis and the Knights of Columbus, I know that these organizations are a great addition to our community,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “The best thing we can do in this life is charity.”
Fundraising license plates provide a supplemental source of revenue for a program without the need to increase taxes or fees. Purchasing a fundraising license plate allows motorists to contribute to organizations they support, while proudly displaying the organizations they belong to.
Gregory Smith, from the Kiwanis Club of Utica-Shelby Township, Joe Burke, from the Shelby Township Lions Club, Gary Kopp, from the Michigan Knights of Columbus, Kristine Howell of the Mount Clements Rotary Club and Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation came to testify and show support for the bill.
House Bill 4495 remains under consideration in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.