D.W. Stark from Yerington wrote in asking how long do
"termed-out" legislators have to turn in their license plates ? He says there's an assemblyman still driving around with those plates on his vehicle. It may be legal he says, but he's concerned it is his tax dollars that are paying for those plates.
That license plate, "State Assemblyman 2" was spotted out in Yerington. I checked with the legislature today. Tom Baker down at the Nevada Assembly says the plate belongs to Assem. Tom Grady, a Republican who was just termed out of the Assembly this past session..
Here's how the law works: lawmakers are allowed to use those license plates while they are in office and then once they are termed out, they can still use them until the next election because technically, they still represent their district until a new lawmaker is elected to take their place.
So Assemblyman Grady can still use that license plate. Also according to the DMV there are no official benefits that come along with the plates. Lawmakers do not get a break on their DMV fees or anything like that.
The only exception to all of this is former Assemblyman Joe Dini. Because of his long service to the state, the "Assembly 1" license plate was taken out of circulation and given to him on a permanent basis.
So please don't hassle Mr. Dini if you see him with that official lawmaker license plate, he earned it !