§463.138. Special prestige license plate; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish a special prestige motor vehicle license plate for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital when the department has received a minimum of one thousand applications for such plate and upon signing of a contract authorizing the use of the logo of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The license plate shall be restricted for passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and recreational vehicles.
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 charge for this special license plate shall be the standard motor vehicle license tax imposed by Article VII, Section 5 of the Constitution of Louisiana, plus an annual royalty fee of twenty-five dollars for each plate, and a handling fee of three dollars and fifty cents which shall be retained by the department to offset administrative costs.
D. The annual royalty fee shall be collected by the department and forwarded to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for use of the group's logo. The monies received from the royalty fees shall be used solely for the support of programs established and administered for children's health care by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
E. The purpose of such plate is to recognize and support the many contributions to children's health care made by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
F. The special prestige license plates provided for in this Section shall bear an appropriate design or logo that represents the commitment to children's health care exhibited by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The new specialty license plate provided for in this Section shall be designed in consultation with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Board of Directors.
G. The secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
Acts 2008, No. 593, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.