Gov. Doug Ducey approves specialty license plate, proceeds from plate to benefit nonprofit

State Forty Eight specialty license plates are currently undergoing the design process and will be available for purchase. The release date of the plates is currently unknown. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State Forty Eight specialty license plates are currently undergoing the design process and will be available for purchase. The release date of the plates is currently unknown. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

State Forty Eight specialty license plates are currently undergoing the design process and will be available for purchase. The release date of the plates is currently unknown. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

State Forty Eight, a company that sells Arizona and community themed merchandise, will have its own specialized license plate after approval from Governor Doug Ducey, according to a news release from the governor's office.

Proceeds from the specialty license plate will go towards the State Forty Eight Foundation, which aims to support entrepreneurs and nonprofits. Bill HB2271 which supports community impact special plates was proposed earlier this year and signed into law on April 13, according to the release.


A date has not been announced for the specialty license plate's release, which is currently undergoing the design process.

The license plate will sell through the Arizona Department of Transportation for $25, $17 of which will go towards the State Forty Eight Foundation.

"I am so proud of our organization,” State Forty Eight CEO Michael Spangenberg, said in the release. “We’ve dreamed of a State Forty Eight license plate for a long time, and not only did we accomplish that that but we get to help other people pursue their passion because of it.”
By Katelyn Reinhart

REPORTER, Chandler/PHX METRO

Katelyn joined Community Impact Newspaper in February 2022. She grew up in the Phoenix area and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications. Katelyn is proudest of her work when she is covering local communities — bylines include The Arizona Republic, Artzbeat, The State Press and more.