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Rep. Sweeney's bipartisan bill creating the Ohio Aerospace Institute license plate signed into law

April 29, 2022
Bride Rose Sweeney News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced that House Bill (HB) 119 was signed into law by Gov. DeWine as an amendment to HB 291. Bipartisan legislation with Rep. Adam Holmes (R-Nashport), the bill establishes the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) license plate. 

“The Ohio Aerospace Institute is an important public-private partnership with NASA Glenn Research Center that attracts good-paying jobs, generates economic development, and drives the future of aerospace in Ohio,” said Rep. Sweeney. “This bipartisan bill is a token of the General Assembly’s support for aerospace innovation and a symbol of Ohio’s identity as the state that put a man on the Moon and may one day put a woman on Mars.”

“We are incredibly excited the public now has an opportunity to purchase an Ohio Aerospace Institute license plate, especially given the current growth of the state’s aerospace and aviation sectors,” said John Sankovic, CEO of the Ohio Aerospace Institute. “We greatly appreciate Representatives Sweeney and Holmes for leading the effort on this valuable, strategic state investment.”

Ohioans with a valid driver’s license can apply for the new plate to support the Ohio Aerospace Institute as early as July 21, 2022. The Ohio BMV will collect a $25 contribution per-plate that supports student internships with a focus on aerospace.