§463.125. Special prestige license plates; "America's WETLAND"
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish the "America's WETLAND" prestige license plate, if there is a minimum of one thousand applicants for such plate. The plate shall be restricted to passenger cars, pickup trucks, recreational vehicles, and vans. The purpose of the plate is to promote awareness of Louisiana's coastal wetlands and coastal wetlands restoration. The license plate shall be of a color and design selected by America's WETLAND: Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana, provided it is in compliance with R.S. 47:463(A)(3).
B. The prestige license plate shall be issued, upon application, to any citizen of Louisiana in the same manner as any other motor vehicle license plate.
C. The department shall collect an annual royalty fee of twenty-five dollars for this special prestige license plate, which shall be disbursed in accordance with Subsection D of this Section. This royalty fee shall be in addition to the regular motor vehicle fee provided in R.S. 47:463 and a handling fee of three dollars and fifty cents to be retained by the department to offset a portion of administrative costs.
D. The monies received from the additional twenty-five-dollar royalty fee shall be forwarded to America's WETLAND Foundation.
E. The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations as are necessary, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, to implement the provisions of this Section, including but not limited to rules governing the collection and disbursement of the donation, the transfer and disposition of such plates, the colors available, and the design criteria.
Acts 2003, No. 1242, §1, eff. July 7, 2003.