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Missouri House moves to stop Jayhawks license plate

May 16, 2012, 10:16 a.m. Updated May 16, 2012, 11:26 p.m.

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This license plate is a preliminary design the Kansas University Alumni Association submitted last summer, when it began the process seeking approval for a KU plate in Missouri.

This license plate is a preliminary design the Kansas University Alumni Association submitted last summer, when it began the process seeking approval for a KU plate in Missouri.

— Legislation aimed at stopping Missouri from issuing a specialty license plate featuring Kansas University is on its way to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Lawmakers attached the measure to a higher education bill approved Wednesday in the Senate. The amendment says only Missouri schools may be featured on license plates unless the Legislature votes otherwise.

Fans of Kansas University and its Jayhawk mascot launched an effort last year to get the plate.

The amendment’s sponsor, Democrat Rep. Stephen Webber, has said he’ll seek to repeal it if Kansas University challenges the University of Missouri to a football or basketball game next school year.

The measure won’t affect Missouri’s recent approval of a plate featuring a different Kansas institution — Pittsburg State.

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