Today Governor Hickenlooper signed into law the USS Colorado License Plate Bill. The Governor provided some introductory remarks noting how this was available to all Colorado residents to show their support for the ship and its crew. JJ Mackin introduced CDR Franklin who spoke of his impressions of Colorado and the relationship of his crew with the state. The bills sponsors, Senator Herpin and Representative Swalm, also spoke about the bill. The Colorado Springs Submarine Veterans brought their float, a model of USS Scorpion, to provide a backdrop. Design of the license plate will be undertaken by the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee for submission to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The license plate should be available after the first of the year.