Alaska Lawmaker Proposes ‘American Idol’ License Plate

newsminer- A bill attempting to mimic the success of a popular reality television show by establishing a statewide contest for license plate design has begun winding its way through the House after advancing from the House State Affairs Committee Tuesday.

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, and the bill’s sponsor, described the bill as an “American Idol” competition for Alaska license plates.

Under his bill, a competition would be held every four years, administered and juried by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and then voted on by Alaskans. Proceeds from sales of the winning plates would go toward the council and the artist whose design is selected.