Issuance of distinctive license plates; duration; fees; design.
(a) Upon application to the judge of probate or license commissioner, compliance with motor vehicle registration and licensing laws, payment of regular fees required by law for license plates for private passenger or pleasure motor vehicles, and payment of an additional annual fee of thirty-five dollars ($35), owners of motor vehicles who are residents of Alabama shall be issued distinctive Alabama Cotton Producers license plates.
(b) These plates shall be valid for five years, and may then be replaced with either conventional, personalized, or new Cotton Producer license plates.
(c) Payment of required license fees and taxes for the years during which a new plate is not issued shall be evidenced as provided in Section 32-6-63.
(d) The Alabama Cotton Commission shall design, or have designed, the plate which design shall be approved by the Department of Revenue. Section 32-6-54 shall not apply to the plates designed pursuant to this section.
(e) The plates shall be issued, printed, and processed like other distinctive and personalized plates provided for in this chapter.
(Acts 1997, No. 97-469, p. 823, §1.)