When the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s becoming a state arrives Aug. 10, 2021, all cars with regular license plates should be showing the state’s new “bicentennial plate.” People with specialized plates — such as those identifying sports teams, colleges or charitable organizations — won’t be affected by the change. Revenue Director Joel Walters told a Tuesday afternoon news conference at the Capitol: “After countless hours and days and months of planning, programming and production, the brand new Missouri bicentennial license plate has been launched.” A 2016 law required the Revenue Department to develop a new design for the bicentennial and to begin issuing the new plates no later than Jan. 1, 2019. “This was a neat project, from start-to-finish,” state Rep. Glenn Kolkmeyer, R-Odessa — who sponsored the 2016 bill in the House — explained Tuesday. The final bill created a task force involving the Highway Patrol superintendent, the State Historical Society’s executive director, the chairs of the House and Senate Transportation committees, and the directors of the state’s Revenue, Corrections and Transportation de...