Rhode Island lawmakers introduce bill to add Yankees license plate

State Rep. Gregg Amore, who co-sponsored the bill, says he's among a fairly large group of Yankees fans in Rhode Island.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 03:  Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on April 03, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow New York Yankees fans to show team pride on their license plates.

WPRI-TV reports the special license plate would show the Yankees logo, and half of the proceeds from the $40 plate surcharge would go toward the team’s charitable foundation.

If the bill becomes law, the state Division of Motor Vehicles would start producing the plates if at least 900 pre-paid orders are placed.

State Rep. Gregg Amore, who co-sponsored the bill, says he’s among a fairly large group of Yankees fans in Rhode Island.

Amore says he isn’t worried about any political blowback from the majority Red Sox faithful in his state.

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A committee hearing on the bill scheduled Thursday was postponed to a later date.