State pulls 2017 Nebraska license plate

Posted at 6:02 PM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 19:02:55-04

Amid vocal criticism, state leaders have decided not to go ahead with the current design featuring the Sower for the 2017 Nebraska license plate.

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles announced they'll replace the current image with a new image in light of information that the current design was done with a different Sower.

“Given that we know with certainty that the image incorporated an element of a different sower, production has been stopped on the new license plate. The DMV will work to substitute a more accurate image of The Sower, so that production can resume in the near future.  The DMV anticipates no additional costs as a result of this change,” said DMV Director Rhonda Lahm, in a prepared statement Friday.

Since the design was unveiled last week, Nebraska residents have expressed displeasure with the design.

In a KMTV online poll, 88 percent of voters said they did not like the new license plate.

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