Senator Bob Deuell
Texas Senate, District 2
P.O. Box 12068 Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 78711

DATE: January 22, 2004
CONTACT: Don T. Forse, Jr.
(512) 463-0102

Deuell Proposes Rotary International License Plate

AUSTIN - State Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) is currently working with Rotary leaders to create a specialty Texas License Plate for Rotary International.  The proceeds from the license plate would go to a specific fund to build a Rotary Youth Leadership Campsite.

Deuell, a member of the Greenville Daybreak Rotary Club, said he is happy to assist Rotary and this program.

"Rotary International and the local Rotary Clubs play and important role in our state and our local communities," Deuell said.  "I hope this will help in their efforts to promote youth leadership programs and continue their strong record of service."

Deuell currently sits on the Senate Infrastructure Development and Security Committee, and served on the sub-committee which reviewed Texas specialty license plates during the 78th legislative session.

During the regular session, Deuell sponsored House Bill 2971, which standardized the procedure of how the state approves and distributes specialized license plates for vehicles, and authorized several new specialty license plates.

Mark Healy, Rotary District 5810 Governor said the organization is enthusiastically supporting the proposal.

"I met with all of the Rotary International District Governors in Texas last November, 2003 in Houston regarding this matter, and support for this was unanimous," Healy said.  "It was also discussed that all Rotary Districts in Texas would be able to benefit from this youth leadership campsite.  We are all very excited, and support this idea."