A bill to fund museums throughout California with Snoopy sponsored license plates was passed by the state legislature and sent to Governor Jerry Brown Wednesday.
“Museums need financial support to remain viable and to keep entry fees affordable for all Californians,” said Assemblymember Toni Atkins in a statement. “Snoopy is a beloved American icon and having his ‘endorsement’ is sure to increase sales of the license plate. I am excited about partnering with him in support of preserving California’s cultural treasures.”
Assembly Bill 482 was passed after the widow of Charles Schultz gave permission to the state of California to the Peanuts character's likeness.
If the bill is signed by Governor Brown, the license plates will be available for purchase at DMV offices for $50 each. Money for museums will be distributed through a competitive California Cultural and Historical Endowment grant process, according to Atknis' office.