by Dave Fields from 3KATC.com:
Lafayette, LA -State legislation that would promote awareness of Down Syndrome with a special license plate has cleared the state House of Representatives and made it through Senate committee, says the representative who initiated the bill.
Rep. Terry Landry, D-Lafayette, said he authored and proposed HB 323 to create a special "Down Syndrome Awareness" prestige license plate of behalf of the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana (DSAA). The non-profit organization's mission, according to its website, "is to provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and our community."
Landry said that there are a number of public interests in Acadiana worthy of attention, but emphasized that DSAA is doing great work for families with kids with the syndrome and that public should be made aware of the most pressing needs of the organization.
"We should be aware of Down Syndrome and we should conduct research about it," Landry said.