§463.102. Special prestige license plates; Louisiana Rotary
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish a special prestige license plate, to be known as the Louisiana Rotary plate, subject to the provisions of this Section. The license plate shall be restricted to passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and recreational vehicles. The color and design of the license plate shall be selected by the Louisiana Rotary organization hereafter referred to as the "organization". The license plate shall contain the organization's logo, provided it is in compliance with R.S. 47:463(A)(3), and shall bear the words "SERVICE ABOVE SELF".
B. The license plate shall be issued, upon application, to any citizen of Louisiana in the same manner as any other motor vehicle license plate and as provided for in this Section.
C. A royalty fee of twenty-five dollars for use of the organization's logo shall be collected from the applicant and forwarded to the Rotary District 6200 Foundation, for each license plate issued and renewed as provided in this Section, and shall be accompanied by identification of the parish in which the applicant is domiciled. 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 administrative costs.
D. The monies received from the royalty fees by the foundation, shall be used solely for charitable purposes and shall be distributed to the Rotary district in the parish of the applicant's domicile, as reported to the foundation by the department. The foundation shall be responsible for establishing and disbursing the funds for charitable purposes.
E. The secretary shall establish a prestige license plate for the organization in accordance with the provisions of this Section when all of the following conditions are met:
(1) All necessary contracts regarding use of the organization's logo have been executed.
(2) The secretary has received a minimum of one thousand applications for the license plate.
F. 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, the transfer and disposition of such license plates, the colors available, and the design criteria.
Acts 2001, No. 987, §1; Acts 2010, No. 985, §1.