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Lawmakers: 9/11 Deserves Commemorative License Plate Over Giants

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Following the New York Giants’ Super Bowl XLVI victory, the state released a special license plate to honor the championship team.

Now, two New York lawmakers say a similar tribute to the “real heroes” of the 9/11 attacks is long overdue and they shouldn’t take a back seat to millionaire athletes.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Anchor Steve Scott Speaks With NYS Assemblyman James Tedisco

Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco and Republican Sen. Kenneth LaValle introduced a bill to create a license plate to honor the first responders and victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Until the Cuomo administration quickly unveiled the Giants plate design, the state had stopped offering new commemorative plates. That was in part because of a lawsuit by an advocacy group.

The new plate features the Giants and Super Bowl XLVI logos as well as the words “Super Bowl XLVI Champions” and are available for both passenger and commercial vehicles.

The Tedisco-LaValle bill would direct the fee revenue from a commemorative plate to charities benefiting the families of those killed in the attacks.

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