§463.100. Special prestige license plates; U.S. Naval Academy
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish a special prestige license plate, to be known as the U.S. Naval Academy plate, subject to the provisions of this Section. The license plate shall be restricted to passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and recreational vehicles. The license plate shall be a color and design selected by the president of the Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, shall bear the name of the academy, and shall contain the academy's seal. The Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association shall be prohibited from requesting any change to the design and color of the license plates within a five-year period after the date of acceptance of a specific color and design.
B. The license plate shall be issued upon application to any member or auxiliary member in good standing of the Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association.
C. A one-time royalty fee of twenty-five dollars for use of the U.S. Naval Academy's seal shall be collected from the applicant and forwarded to the Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association for each license plate issued as provided in this Section. The department shall also collect the standard motor vehicle registration license fee provided for in R.S. 47:463 and a handling fee of three dollars and fifty cents. The handling fee shall be retained by the department to offset a portion of the administrative costs.
D. The secretary shall establish a prestige license plate for the U.S. Naval Academy in accordance with the provisions of this Section when all of the following conditions are met:
(1) All necessary contracts regarding use of the seal have been executed.
(2) The secretary has received a minimum of one thousand applications for the license plate.
E. The secretary shall establish rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section, including but not limited to rules and regulations governing the collection and disbursement of royalty fees, verification that an applicant is a member or auxiliary member of the association, the transfer and disposition of such license plates, the colors available, and the design criteria.
Acts 2001, No. 966, §1.