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Nevada drivers can purchase ‘Forever Strong’ plates at DMV

Nevadans who want to commemorate the strength of the Las Vegas community, support the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center and remember the victims of the 1 October 2017 tragedy, can now purchase “Forever Strong” specialty license plates at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The plates went on sale Oct. 1.

Created by the DMV in coordination with Clark County, the specialty tags feature the black-and-gold-heart logo designed by R&R Partners for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (which produces Las Vegas Newswire) on a gold gradient background. The word “Nevada” is centered at the top of the plate and “Forever Strong” is centered at the bottom.

With each purchase, $25 from the initial issuance and $20 from renewals will go directly to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. Legislative Assembly Bill 333, which creates the “Vegas Strong” license plates, is sponsored by Assemblywomen Lesley Cohen and Sandra Jauregui and Assemblyman William McCurdy and presented by Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen.

“Our residents can be proud of the strength we showed as a community in response to 1 October and the support we continue to offer victims of the incident through the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick in a statement. “We appreciate the governor and legislature working with Clark County on this worthwhile effort.”

Opening on Oct. 23, 2017, the Resiliency Center is a multi-agency resource hub managed by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, supporting anyone affected by the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which took 58 lives. Funded by a grant from the Nevada State Division of Child and Family Services, the center has served more than 10,000 people to date.

Fees for the “Forever Strong” plates are $62 for standard numbering and $97 for personalization, in addition to all other registration fees. If car owners are swapping plates on an existing registration, the DMV will charge an additional $6, but no smog check or registration renewal is required. The annual renewal will cost $30 for standard plates and $50 for personalized versions.

To purchase the “Forever Strong” plates, Nevadans can make an office appointment by visiting dmvnv/platescharitable.htm.

“Drivers with this license plate send a clear message that they are strong, compassionate and unwavering in their memory of the lives lost,” said Tennille Pereira, director of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, in a statement. “I commend Gov. Sisolak, Clark County and Nevada legislators who made this specialty plate a reality this past legislative session. Not only does this license plate enable Nevadans across the state to memorialize victims, but it will also provide valuable funds for continuing healing work for those impacted by the tragic events.”

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