§463.143. Special prestige license plate; Masonic Blue Lodge
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish a special prestige license plate to be known as the "Masonic Blue Lodge", hereafter referred to as the "organization", 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 Worshipful Grand Master of the organization or his designee, shall contain the organization's logo, and shall otherwise be in compliance with the provisions of R.S. 47:463(A)(3).
B. The prestige license plate shall be issued upon application to any member in good standing of the organization.
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 organization. The money received from the royalty fee by the organization shall be used solely for academic or financial need-based scholarships for students attending any public or private college or university in the state of Louisiana. The organization shall be responsible for establishing and disbursing the funds for the scholarship program.
E. The secretary shall establish a prestige license plate for the organization in accordance with the provisions of this Section when both 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 promulgate rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
Acts 2010, No. 331, §1.