Today, the Idaho Senate voted to send House Bill 16 to Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's (R) desk. HB 16, which was sponsored in the House by Representative Sage Dixon (R-1) and in the Senate by Senator Bob Nonini (R-3), creates an Idaho Friends of the NRA specialty license plate. Following signature from Governor Otter and final approval from the Idaho Department of Transportation, these license plates will be available later this year for public purchase.
The proceeds from the Idaho Friends of the NRA license plates will be deposited into the National Rifle Association Foundation Idaho State Grant Fund and the funds received will be restricted to utilization within the state of Idaho in furtherance of the Idaho Friends of the NRA's mission.
The Friends of the NRA program is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a stated mission of advancing activities that are "designed to promote firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context." A large majority of the Friends of the NRA's contributions are directed towards youth firearm safety programs and shooting range funding.
The Idaho Friends of the NRA is a non-political entity and cannot directly engage in political advocacy.
Please contact your state legislators and thank them for supporting this important legislation which seeks to advance firearm education, safety and marksmanship. Also, don't forget to purchase your Idaho Friends of the NRA license plates when they are made available.
Please contact Steve Vreeland if you want more information on the Idaho Friends of the NRA program and the status of the Idaho Friends of the NRA license plates.
Senior Field Representative - Idaho