§463.132. Motorcycle Awareness Campaign; special prestige license plates for motor vehicles and motorcycles
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Section, establish and issue special prestige license plates, to be known as the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign plates, for both motorcycles and other motor vehicles. The plate for motorcycles shall be designed for use only on motorcycles and shall be established and issued if there is a minimum of one thousand applicants for the plate. The plate for other motor vehicles shall be restricted for use on passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and recreational vehicles and shall be issued if there is a minimum of one thousand applicants for the plate. The secretary shall design the plates, and the plates shall bear the logo of a motorcycle and the letters "MAC" and the words "Motorcycle Awareness Campaign".
B. The prestige license plates for motor vehicles and motorcycles 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 fee of twenty-five dollars for each prestige license plate which shall be disbursed in accordance with Subsection D of this Section. This fee shall be in addition to the regular motor vehicle license fee provided in R.S. 47:463 and for each prestige license plate 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 fee for each prestige license plate shall be disbursed to the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign and be used to promote public awareness and safe operation of motorcycles on highways by means of billboards and television and radio campaigns.
E. The secretary shall establish such rules and regulations for each plate as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
Acts 2006, No. 303, §1.