Hey, Vermonters: Get ready to plaster a smiley face on your license plate.
The bill states that symbols could be added “in addition to the plate’s registration number and would not replace any letters or numbers assigned by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles nor those selected by the vehicle’s owner.” The bill does not state which emojis of the over 3,000 available will be offered. Presumably, not the poop emoji.
“I guess it’s an OK idea. I wouldn’t say it’s good. I wouldn’t say it’s bad. It’s not hurting anybody,” Pam Buck, of Weathersfield, told NBC.
If the bill passes, Vermont would become the first state to enact emoji-plate legislation.