From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 30, 1988:
The Kansas House today passed an all-purpose license plate bill, one part of would change the design of the plates which had begin being issued this year and on which they had received many constituent complaints. Other parts of the omnibus bill allowed the state to issue special license plates to legislators, members of alumni associations, former prisoners of war, and survivors of Pearl Harbor. The bill also provided that new plates would include a sticker with the county's full name at the bottom. The state would begin issuing such stickers in 1989. Some lawmakers had raised the concern that current stickers couldn't be read from a distance.