Hockey fans of the Boston Bruins will be able to show their allegiance on their Rhode Island license plates under legislation approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
Under the law, the new Bruins plates will cost hockey devotees an extra $40, half of which will go to the state and half will be allocated to charities affiliated with the Boston Bruins Foundation. The money must be spent on Rhode Island-based charities.
The plates are similar to those already available for football and baseball fans of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sawx. Those plates have proven popular.
At least 900 Bruins plates must be sold before the plates become available, as was the case with the baseball and football license tags. Sponsors of the legislation were Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence and Rep. Kenneth Marshall, D-Bristol.