Michigan's next fundraising license plate could benefit no-kill animal shelters across the state.

Legislation was introduced last month by Democratic Rep. Charles Brunner of Bay City, The Bay City Times reports. 

The idea for the bill came from Dee Bishop, former president of the Humane Society of Bay County, who presented it to Brunner.

Bishop says she thought of the idea while renewing her vehicle registration. Bishop tells The Bay City Times, she saw the other fundraising license plates and "noticed there wasn't anything for no-kill shelters, which is very near and dear to my heart."

If House Bill 5349 passes and gets the governor's signature, the state would create a fund for the no-kill plates and disburse the money to the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, who would send the money to no-kill shelters and to shelters transitioning to no-kill status.

Michigan has 13 fundraising license plates, including plates that support Breast Cancer Awareness, Lighthouse Preservation, Michigan Veterans, and Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat.

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