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February 29, 2024

Legislation to Create the Chicana/o License Plate Passes Committee

DENVER, CO - The House Finance Committee today passed legislation to create a Chicana/o license plate. HB24-1105 passed by a vote of 9-2.

“The Chicano/a community has a rich history in Colorado and we have made significant contributions to the social, political, and cultural landscape in our state,” said Rep. Tim Hernández, D-Denver. “Coloradans who support this license plate will donate to local non-profits that provide essential services and resources to the Chicana/o community, from youth violence prevention programs to higher education support. I’m proud to sponsor legislation that can celebrate and honor our people.”

Beginning on January 1, 2025, HB24-1105 would add the Chicana/o special license plate as an option when obtaining a Colorado license plate. Before an applicant can receive this license plate, they would be required to provide a certification that proves that they donated to a non-profit organization that:

  • Provides Chicana/o youth leadership training,

  • Promotes and facilitates access to higher education for Chicana/o students,

  • Provides Chicana/o youth violence prevention programs,

  • Works to increase the social, political, and economic well-being of the Chicana/o community, or

  • Provides ethnic studies educational programs, including those related to Chicana/o history, institutional racism, and immigration.

Artists across Colorado have submitted designs to be used for the license plate art.

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