“In God We Trust” license plate standardized in Utah
March 21, 2016
Utah became the 19th state to standardize the “In God We Trust” license plate on Monday.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed HB 127 into law, removing the popular plate’s $5 specialty fee and providing the way for more Utahns to have plates bearing the national motto.
“John Adams said our Constitution was made for only a religious and moral people.” Gov. Herbert said. “Our nation’s motto bears extra importance at a time when free worship of God and religious rights are being challenged.”
With 10,736 plates sold as of December 2015, the “In God We Trust” license plate is the state’s most popular commemorative plate. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, it will become one of three standard Utah plates, along with The Greatest Snow on Earth and Delicate Arch.