Congressman Ian Jones , asked for approval of Silver Star Family number plates for families of military men and women who died while serving in the armed forces.
Jones held a press conference on Tuesday to publicise the bill, which has been stalled for more than a year after the Motor Vehicle Commission said it is losing money by offering specialty number plates.
The number plates would cost $33 in addition to the standard registration fee.
"Virtually every state in the nation offers the Silver Star number plates to its constituents, but Idaho does not," Jones said. "It is crucial that we honor the local families who have lost loved ones in combat."
"The cost of providing these number plates is nothing compared to the enormity of the sacrafices by Silver Star families," Jones said, according to the release. "Parents who have suffered such a terrible loss shouldn't have to wait while legislators debate the merits of other types of specialty number plates."