Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Application Delivery Day!

480 applications in the special new briefcase my wonderful
husband bought me specifically for license plate related stuff :)

Yesterday I was finally able to get a break from my other responsibilities and head down to Richmond with all of our applications. I'll admit the excitement was twofold: The obvious reason of being one HUGE step closer to getting our plates, but also because those applications are out of my hands now and I no longer have to deal with them! 

After three and a half years, I can call that part DONE!

Now that the DMV has real actual proof that we have enough (more than enough- 480, to be exact) applications to fulfill the requirement, they can start working on the artwork. I don't have a timeline for that, but that part of the process couldn't start until they had the applications in hand.

Not much else to report right now, but I'm excited that things can officialy start moving along on their end!! :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

PSA: Application Deadline is April 23

I've set a date for the last day I'll be taking applications and it's April 23.

Some folks have been having trouble downloading the application on the "Get Your Plate" tab, so if you click this link and fill out the short form, I can email an application and instructions to you:

(Or  click the "Home" tab at the top left of this page.)

My P. O. Box expires at the end of this month, and since it's almost $130 to renew it, I'm happily letting it expire! Let's put an end to this thing! 
(And it'll save me a little dough since I'm obviously paying for that kind of stuff out of pocket.)

Soon after the deadline (I'll allow a few days for the last applications to trickle in), I'll organize all of the applications to the DMV's standards and drive them down to DMV HQ in Richmond where they'll all be counted. Hopefully soon after that, I'll be working with their graphics department to finalize the plate design. Very exciting stuff!

Check back for updates!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SB259 Signed by Governor McAuliffe!

Oh, happy day to us! Governor McAuliffe has signed SB259 and now everything is official and I can breathe a much-needed huge sigh of relief!

As you can see in the photo, the bill is effective July 1st, so plates won't be mailed out until after that. I'll keep you posted as things progress and I have a better time frame in mind.

Now the real celebrating can begin!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

SB259 marked "Approved!"

On Monday of this week, in the middle of Winter Storm Titan, SB259 had its 3rd reading in the Virginia House of Delegates and was passed in a block vote!

Pretty cool that we're the only new license plate to pass this year, eh?
(Apologies for the lack of quality in the video- I took it with my cell phone and not sure why it cut off so much of the left side of the screen. But you get the idea. And I like puns.)

My husband was home (his office closed due to the storm) and happened to walk in just before the reading of the bill, and got to see it pass with me. Then he went downstairs and returned with two glasses of wine so we could celebrate. I was still in the middle of work..... but I don't think the wine hindered my performance ;) 

And... Yes... I've been streaming the daily General Assembly sessions- mostly the Senate- live during the day while I do my work for the past 2 months. I am going to miss the General Assembly when their session ends on Saturday!

This morning when I checked the page that I stalk on a regular basis for updates on SB259 (, I saw that a couple of new things had happened. 


(It now says "Approved"!!) :)

So now it just needs to be signed by the Speaker of the House, and Lt. Governor Northam (whom I absolutely adore after watching all of these Senate sessions), and then it will go over to Governor McAuliffe's desk for the final signature!  

I'll keep ya posted as that happens. Hopefully it will get all of the signatures it needs within the next  couple of days.