UPDATE: Missouri House moves to stop Jayhawks license plate

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 10:18 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri license plates won't be sporting Kansas Jayhawks logos anytime soon if the Missouri House has its way.

The House approved an amendment to a higher education bill Tuesday allowing only Missouri schools to be featured on license plates, unless the Missouri legislature gives its approval.

Efforts to create a University of Kansas specialty plate in Missouri began a year ago, well before MU left the Big 12 Conference for the SEC. That ended a long rivalry between Kansas and Missouri.

The amendment's sponsor, Democrat Stephen Webber, says he'll remove his amendment or seek to repeal it if Kansas challenges Missouri to a football or basketball game next school year.

A specialty plate for Pittsburg State University in southeastern Kansas has been approved in Missouri. It was not immediately clear what would happen to that plate.

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