§463.106. Special prestige license plates; Omega Psi Phi fraternity
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish a special prestige license plate, to be known as the Omega Psi Phi fraternity 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 Omega Psi Phi fraternity, hereafter referred to as the "organization". The license plate shall contain the organization's logo and shall otherwise be in compliance with the provisions of R.S. 47:463(A)(3).
B. The license plate shall be issued, upon application, to any member in good standing of the organization.
C. An annual royalty fee of twenty-five dollars for use of the organization's logo shall be collected from the applicant and forwarded to the Lambda Kappa Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity 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 administrative costs.
D. The monies received from the royalty fees by the Lambda Kappa Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity shall be disbursed in accordance with the following provisions:
(1) For each initial issuance of a license plate, Lambda Kappa Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity shall forward twelve dollars and fifty cents of the royalty fee to Unified Omegas of Louisiana.
(2) For each initial issuance of a license plate, Lambda Kappa Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity shall retain twelve dollars and fifty cents of the royalty fee. For each license plate renewal, Lambda Kappa Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity shall retain the entire royalty fee. The monies received from the royalty fees by Lambda Kappa Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity shall be used to support scholarship programs.
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 Omega Psi Phi fraternity 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, verification that an applicant is a member of the organization, the transfer and disposition of such license plates, the colors available, and the design criteria.
Acts 2001, No. 1089, §1.