State Officials Now Reviewing ALL Vanity Plates
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety are reviewing all of the state's personalized license plates after the recent discovery of one that was seen as offensive toward Muslims.
That plate, which read "FMUSLMS," was issued in the central Minnesota city of Foley. The plate was revoked after a picture of it was posted on social media, and Gov. Mark Dayton said he was appalled that it had been issued at all.
Minnesota Public Radio News reports that now all of the state's 98,564 vanity license plates are being reviewed to see if they violate state law. The law says personalized plates may not be of an obscene, indecent or immoral nature.
Public Safety officials are also reviewing their process for approving personalized license plates.