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License Plate Adjustment Announced

LINCOLN – Today, the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced an adjustment to the new standard license plate, which will be issued starting in 2017.  

The decision follows information that the artist who submitted the image of The Sower used on the new standard license plate had utilized an element of a different sower.  The identity of the artist was previously unknown.  

“Given that we know with certainty that the image incorporated an element of a different sower, production has been stopped on the new license plate,” said DMV Director Rhonda Lahm.  “The DMV will work to substitute a more accurate image of The Sower, so that production can resume in the near future.  The DMV anticipates no additional costs as a result of this change.”

The DMV plans to work with the Office of the Capitol Commission to ensure that the new image of The Sower is accurate.

“The Governor appreciates the designer stepping forward to explain the sources he used to develop this submission,” said the Governor’s Public Relations Director Taylor Gage.  “It is important The Sower on the plate accurately represents the sculpture sitting on top of the State Capitol.”

Last week, the DMV released the new standard license plate design which incorporated an image of The Sower.