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Additional cost required for some Kentucky special plates

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Posted at 5:33 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 05:33:13-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Effective next week, Kentucky motorists with some special license plates will be required to pay an additional charitable donation to the organization represented on the plate.

Currently, $10 donations are optional, but starting Monday, the $10 donation will be required.

The change affects 29 special license plates, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a news release. Most special plates already have a donation requirement that will not change.

The legislation changing the requirement for special plates was passed during this year's General Assembly. It also requires approved nonprofit organizations to maintain at least 500 registrations annually for the cabinet to continue producing the plate design.

New fees for the 29 special plates will be $44 when first purchased and $44 at annual registration renewal. Currently, the cost is $44 at initial purchase and $31 at annual renewal.