FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Chuck Grimes

March 30, 2010

Phone:  (615) 741-1967

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) announced that his bill to create a specialty license plate celebrating Historic Collierville is close to final passage.  Senate Bill 239 which creates the plate passed the Tennessee Senate unanimously on March 24.  The companion legislation, House Bill 177, awaits final passage by the House of Representatives. 

Specialty license plates fund various functions across the state, as well as the Tennessee Arts Commission.  When purchased, fifty-percent (50%) of the funds generated by the Collierville plate will go to Main Street Collierville, forty-percent (40%) will go to the Arts Commission, and ten-percent (10%) will go to the state highway fund.

“This is a great way to support Collierville,” said Norris of the initiative.  “I look forward to seeing these specialty plates that support our Town’s growth and its history.” 

Senator Norris has served as Majority Leader since January 2007.  He is also a member of the General Assembly Arts Caucus which works closely with the Tennessee Arts Commission.  First elected to the State Senate in 2000 after serving two terms on the Shelby County Commission, Norris represents the West Tennessee Counties of Shelby, Tipton, Lauderdale, and Dyer.

 

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