RENO, Nev. (AP) — At least Nevada's sesquicentennial license plates don't say, "Alis Volat Propriis".
The Latin phrase meaning "She Flies With Her Own Wings," is the state motto for Oregon, which is where the commemorative plates are being manufactured for Nevada's 150th birthday.
Nevada's Legislative Counsel Bureau raised concerns this week the decision to hire a Portland firm to make the plates may have been a violation of state law.
But Counsel Bureau Director Rick Combs says bureau lawyers are satisfied with the DMV's explanation that the "Battle Born" plates don't necessarily have to be born entirely in Nevada.
Combs says the finished products are being "produced" at the state prison, as required by law. He says use of the phrase "produced" in the statute includes more than just manufacturing.
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