Ga. bill ending $1 charge for car decals passes

ATLANTA (AP) -- State lawmakers have approved a bill that would eliminate a $1 charge for the optional "In God We Trust" decals for car license plates.

Senate Bill 293 passed the House on Tuesday 157-6. It also makes displaying a county decal optional.

The license plate bill comes after the state had to re-do a public contest last year because "In God We Trust" appeared on possible designs without making it clear the motto was a sticker and not permanent.

The bill now heads to the governor's desk.