Success! The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has confirmed that The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital has demonstrated sufficient public interest in the proposed specialty license plate to move forward with legislation. A heartfelt thank you to the 2,000 people who pre-registered for the plate and to the dozens of volunteers who have helped out over the past two years. This success belongs to you all!

Next step, the BBCH plate bill will have a public hearing before the Transportation Committee early in the New Year. Assuming the Transportation Committee reports the bill favorably, it goes on to the full legislature. If the legislature passes the bill, it goes to the governor to be signed. If all goes to plan, the BMV expects the BBCH plate to be available statewide by Fall of 2018.

Kim Westrich Co-Chair of the Plate Appeal: “My daughter, Maddie, received life-saving care at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. We launched this campaign to ensure the hospital’s incredible team of compassionate care givers have all the resources they need to continue providing the best medical care possible. I am so grateful to everyone who signed up as the funds generated will support these professionals who give so much to their patients every day.”  

Questions? Contact Matt Parks at or 207-662-6111.