Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced a flag-centric new license plate design, as well as a study that will identify the location and explore potential funding options for a new Chesapeake Bay crossing. (WJZ)
Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday unveiled new Maryland-flag themed license plates.
The new plates replace the War of 1812 plate commissioned by former Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Hogan said he had a role in designing the new plates.
The Maryland Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicles Administration will begin issuing the plate Sept. 26.
Vehicle owners will not be required to get the new license plates. Those who want to replace their existing plates with the new ones will be charged $20.
All vehicles purchased on or after Sept. 26 will be issued the new plate unless customers want to transfer their current plates to their new vehicles.
Baltimore Sun reporter Erin Cox contributed to this article.