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More than half a million drivers across Arizona have decked out their cars with specialty license plates, but they're more than just a decoration: They’re an active cash flow to nonprofit organizations that have raised over $8 million in the current fiscal year. Read more»

State Sen. Steve Farley says Arizona’s Masonic Fraternity special license plate can be mistaken for Washington state’s standard plate, in part because of the mountain shown on each.

State Sen. Steve Farley thinks having so many special plates in Arizona leads to confusion by law enforcement as well as citizens who witness crimes. There are dozens of special plate designs available, and more could be on the way. Read more»

Walter Olsen, a motorcycle officer with the Phoenix Police Department, displays several altered Arizona Cardinals plates.

Buying special license plates doesn’t give drivers the right to customize or modify them, yet officials say many still do. Now the Arizona Department of Transportation is spreading the word that those who alter plates are risking fines of at least $300. Read more»

State Sen. Steve Farley says standardizing the format for Arizona’s special license plates would help law officers and witnesses better determine what kind of plate they are looking at.

When a law officer or witness has only a split second to identify a vehicle, Arizona’s abundance of special license plates causes unnecessary difficulty, a state lawmaker contends. “Now that we have so many special plates that are so different in designs from our standard Arizona plate, it has become a public safety issue,” said Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson. Read more» 1

Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, shown in this 2011 photo, has introduced a bill that would outlaw any substance that distorts license plates.

State Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is renewing a push to ban license plate coverings that thwart photo enforcement cameras, saying the products endanger the public and law-breakers alike. Read more» 3

The Gadsden flag, first flown in the American Revolution and named after Continental Congressman and soldier Christopher Gadsden, has become a symbol of the modern-day Tea Party. Arizona is among several states considering special license plates featuring the 'Don’t Tread on Me' design.

In a rite of spring, state legislators are proposing at least 12 special license plates that would add to nearly 50 offered by the Arizona Department of Transportation. Read more»

Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, believes that holding drivers accountable to traffic laws will make Arizona’s roads safer.

An Arizona lawmaker has proposed a statewide ban on covers or substances used to obstruct photo-enforcement systems from capturing license plate information. Read more»