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Barbara Bush license plate coming later this year

The specialty plate, coming later this year, will help fund the children's hospital at Maine Medical Center, named after former first lady and longtime seasonal Maine resident Barbara Bush.

*UPDATE* 4/19 3:30 p.m. – Gov. Paul LePage has signed the bill into law, according to Maine Med.

PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER Maine) – The Maine Legislature voted unanimously Wednesday to create a license plate that helps fund the hospital named after former first lady Barbara Bush.

Mrs. Bush died Tuesday in Houston at the age of 92.

LD 1685, An Act To Create The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Registration Plate, now awaits the governor’s signature before becoming available to the public later this year.

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Maine Med in Portland is home to The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

According to Maine Med, the children's hospital would receive $10 from every new plate sold and $10 from every annual renewal. It's projected to raise more than $200,000 each year.

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