SALEM -- Governor John Kitzhaber signed a bill Friday that creates an Oregon wine country license plate.
The specialty plate will become available in January and will cost $30 more than standard license plates. Two-year renewals will also cost an extra $30. Proceeds will support Oregon wine, culinary and travel companies.
The new plates will "drive new tourism revenues to support economic growth across the state," said Jenie Skoy with Travel Salem.
The bill was co-sponsored by Oregon Senator Jackie Winters and Oregon Representative Kevin Cameron.