On Thursday, August 28, the Back the Blue license plate bill became law and Missourians will get their first opportunity to see the new Back the Blue license plate at a special unveiling ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, September 10 on the State Capitol grounds.

In a story released from Jefferson City, State Rep. Sara Walsh, who sponsored the Back the Blue bill (HB 898), said the unveiling ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial, which is located on the river side of the Capitol.

The “Back the Blue” license plate is entirely voluntary with a $10 contribution collected from the license plate applicant for the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, which honors those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of the citizens of Missouri. Those who want the plate will also pay a $15 fee in addition to normal registration costs.

Missourians interested in obtaining one of the new plates should visit the Department of Revenue’s website.