Lawmaker proposes Reagan license plate


A Republican senator Friday proposed the creation of a Ronald Reagan specialty license plate, with part of the proceeds going for educational programs about the late president.

Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, filed the bill (SB 284) for consideration during the legislative session that starts March 7.

Motorists would pay $25 fees for the specialty plate, with up to 25 percent of the money going to administrative, promotion and marketing costs.

Up to 10 percent would be donated to the Florida National Guard Foundation, with the remainder used to "fund activities, programs, and projects that educate Florida's students and residents about the contributions of the nation's 40th president to the state and the United States and to support ongoing research of Alzheimer's disease for the benefit of Florida residents and their families who suffer from the disease," according to the bill.

Reagan died in 2004, a decade after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.