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Hayashi Introduces Bill For LGBT License Plate

Assemblywoman get back into action with a bill that would promise proceeds of plate sales to anti-bullying programs.

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill to create the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) specialty license plate for California.

If passed and signed into law AB 1539 would make California the fourth state in the nation—after South Carolina, Indiana, and Maryland— to offer a LGBT-themed license plate, according to a press release from Hayashi's office.

Proceeds from plate sales would go to anti-bullying programs through the state Department of Education.

Patch has asked Hayashi's staff for an estimate of the bill's financial impact.

The action signals a return to legislative business as usual for Hayashi, who has since she was arrested in October for walking out Neiman Marcus in San Francisco with nearly $2,500 in unpaid clothing, including a leather skirt.

Hayashi pled no contest to misdemeanor charges and received a slap on the wrist earlier this month, but has despite .

An\on January 26, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Although I think she deliberately walked off with the merchandise, she still has a job to do in Sacramento and that's a separate incident from this legislation. There's too much anti LGBT chatter, and there's too much bullying in schools. If she can get this bill passed more power to her.
Mike LeVien January 26, 2012 at 08:47 PM
An admitted felon in our employ. She should be terminated like any petty thief.
Michael Allen January 27, 2012 at 05:50 PM
I'm sorry, I cannot reconcile that comment. If she stole on purpose she shouldn't be on our payroll. If the best she can do for the state is write bills about license plates... I agree with a previous poster, she should be working the production line of the plates.
An\on January 27, 2012 at 06:18 PM
You misunderstand what I was saying, or perhaps I didn't make myself clear. She IS on our payroll, and will be on our payroll as long as or until the voters vote her out of office. Until then, she is in Sacramento introducing and voting on legislation. Since she is there, passing LGBT
An\on January 27, 2012 at 06:19 PM
sorry. Since she is there passing LGBT legislation is a noble thing to do.

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