ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A commemorative license plate for the New York Giants was unveiled hours after their Super Bowl victory.
But two lawmakers say a similar tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks is long overdue and shouldn’t take a back seat to millionaire athletes.
On Thursday, Assemblyman James Tedisco and Sen. Kenneth LaValle reintroduced a bill to create a license plate to honor the first responders and victims of the terrorist attacks.
The Giants plate was issued despite a 2004 moratorium on new commemorative plates in New York. The moratorium was issued in part because of a First Amendment lawsuit over a “Choose Life” plate.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration says the new commemorative plates don’t violate the moratorium because they are a reworking of a 1987 Giants Super Bowl plate.