§463.150. Special prestige license plate; "Rare and Endangered Species"
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish a special prestige motor vehicle license plate to be known as the "Rare and Endangered Species" plate, provided there is a minimum of one thousand applicants for such plates. These license plates shall be restricted to use on passenger cars, pickup trucks, recreational vehicles, and vans.
B. The special prestige license plate shall be known as the "Rare and Endangered Species" license plate and shall bear the likeness of a rare avian species native to Louisiana on the left side of the license plate. The "Louisiana" name logo shall be at the top of the license plate. The center of the plate shall display a number, with the first issued plate displaying the number one, and shall continue in consecutive numerical order for each plate. Centered at the bottom of the plate below the number shall be the words "Rare and Endangered Species" or similar. The bottom of the plate will display a wetland scene with shades of blue coloring on the remainder of the plate background.
C. The prestige license plate shall be issued, upon application, to any citizen of Louisiana.
D. The charge for this special license plate shall be the standard motor vehicle license tax imposed by Article VII, Section 5 of the Constitution of Louisiana, plus an annual royalty fee of twenty-six dollars for each plate, and a handling fee of three dollars and fifty cents to be retained by the department to offset a portion of administrative cost.
E. The monies received from the additional twenty-six dollar fee shall be deposited into the "Rare and Endangered Species Account" which is created within the Conservation Fund through the provisions of R.S. 56:10(B)(14). The funds collected from the sale of the license plates shall be used by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the purpose of conserving, restoring, and enhancing rare, threatened, and endangered species and their habitats through the office of wildlife.
F. The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
Acts 2010, No. 991, §1.