The law (A-2197) provides for the creation of a Humane State license plate. The plate will be designed to display the words “HUMANE STATE”. Surplus fees will be deposited into a special fund known as the “Humane State License Plate Fund.” The proceeds of the fund are to be annually appropriated to the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey (AWFNJ) to be used to provide grants to county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals for their shelter and care.
The Humane State Essay Contest: The essay contest has ended. Thank you to all who participated! Our winners are listed below.
The Humane State Design Contest: The design contest has officially ended. Humane State License Plates will be for sale at all NJ DMVs in the beginning of 2019. Sign up for our email list below to be alerted when plates are available for purchase.
In partnership with The Animal Welfare Fund of New Jersey and the NJCAR Foundation, the Lesniak Institute’s essay contest encourages participation by New Jersey students in elementary, middle and high school. The goal of this contest is to inspire students to use their writing skills to promote the need to protect animals from cruelty and to save animals from extinction.