The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has ended talks with three organizations whose specialty license plates were suspended last year.
The BMV stopped negotiations with the Indiana Greenways Foundation, the Indiana 4-H Foundation and the Indiana Youth Group, a support group for gay teenagers.
The agency cited the passage of a new state law that creates a legislative commission to recommend specialty plates. According to the BMV, under the new law the groups can go back through the appeals process or take the matter to a new legislative panel that will make recommendations for specialty plates to the BMV.
The groups lost their plates after allegedly violating state law by awarding low number plates to those who made contributions to the groups.