The Vermont bill would make it the first state in the US. UU. In allowing emoji on vanity plates
Vermont could become the first state in the United States to allow EMOJIS on the plates
- The new bill of a representative of the state of Vermont could put emojis on the plates
- The idea came from one of his constituents, who had read about something similar that was happening in Queensland, Australia.
- The bill would allow people to choose one of the six emojis for their vanity plate
A new bill introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives would allow state residents to create personalized plaques with emojis.
If passed, the bill would make Vermont the first state in the US. UU. In allowing emojis as an option for car license plates.
The bill was introduced by state representative Rebecca White, a Democrat representing a district in central eastern Vermont, along the New Hampshire border.
A new bill by a state representative in Vermont proposed that residents add emojies to their vanity plates
According to White, the idea of the bill came from one of its constituents, who had seen a story about a similar bill that was passed in Queensland, Australia in 2019, becoming the first city in the world to allow plaque emojis. .
For a fee of $ 340, Queensland residents can now order vanity plates with one of five different emoji options, which include tearful face of joy, sunglasses emoji, smiley emoji, wink emoji and eye emoji from the heart
“He felt it would be a great idea that could involve young people,” White told Boston Globe.
‘I don’t know how much traction you will get. I think it’s a fun idea. “
White’s bill is as simple as it seems, presenting everything in a single sentence proposing ‘to create a new special registration plate with the choice of one of the six emojis in addition to the distinctive number assigned by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or numbers and letters selected by the registered owner of a vehicle as a dresser. “
The simple bill summarizes its entire premise in a single sentence, proposing that drivers choose to add one of the six unspecified emojis to their plates
The bill was introduced by Democratic representative Rebecca White (pictured above), after one of her constituents suggested the idea. He was inspired by news about a similar program in Queensland, Australia.
It is unclear how the Vermont incense plate would be amended to make room for emoji, but that will probably be part of what is discussed as the bill makes its way through the House Transportation Committee
The bill does not specify which of the 3,019 officially recognized emojis would be options, but presumably those details will be discussed in the House Transportation Committee, to which the bill was referred.
Previously, White had worked on a bill to increase the minimum wage in the state.
Although she expected to work to set the new low at $ 15 / hour, she and other Democrats reached an agreement that will raise it from the current $ 10.96 / hour to $ 12.55 in 2022.
THE ORIGINS OF EMOJI
Shigetaka Kurita invented Emoji in 1998 while working for DoCoMo, a large Japanese mobile communications company.
The goal was to develop a way for mobile phone users to send images from one place to another without using much data.
It all started in Japan, when users started sending images as a way of communicating.
This was a time when mobile phones were young, so providers already had difficulty admitting 80 million users.
The idea was to create a ‘code’ of a character that would be displayed as an icon on the other person’s device.
DoKoMo i-mode, a mobile provider in Japan, was the first company to allow users to add commonly used emoticon images to their text messages.