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Rep. Jarrells' announces bill to create Recovery is Beautiful License Plate passes Ohio House

Provides funding to expand and support recovery
June 2, 2022
Dontavius L. Jarrells News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jarrells (D-Columbus) announced the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill (HB) 578 yesterday, which creates the Recovery is Beautiful License Plate as well as multiple memorial highways and other specialty license plates. 

“I’m proud to say that “Recovery is Beautiful. This is truly an exciting moment for Ohioans in recovery and those on the journey towards recovery. I am incredibly grateful for the support of my colleagues for allowing this bill to pass today,” said Rep. Jarrells. 

More than two million Ohioans experience some form of mental disorder while only 47% receive treatment. The “Recovery is Beautiful” license plate not only provides individuals and families with hope and encouragement to overcome addiction and maintain recovery but proceeds will go into a fund designated to support recovery throughout Ohio. Organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery (OCCAAR) will be supported by this fund. 

In its entirety, HB 578 designates twelve memorial highways throughout Ohio and establishes five new specialty license plates. The bill now moves to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.