§463.155. Special prestige license plate; "Protect Our Forests"
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish a special prestige motor vehicle license plate to be known as the "Protect Our Forests" plate, provided there is a minimum of one thousand applicants for such plates. These license plates shall be restricted to use on passenger cars, pickup trucks, recreational vehicles, and vans.
B. The secretary shall design the plates, which shall be of a color and design selected jointly by the Louisiana Forestry Association and the office of forestry, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, provided that it is in compliance with R.S. 47:463(A)(3).
C. 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.
D. The department shall collect an annual royalty fee of twenty-five dollars, which shall be disbursed in accordance with Subsection E of this Section. This fee shall be in addition to the standard motor vehicle license tax imposed by Article VII, Section 5 of the Constitution of Louisiana, and a handling fee of three dollars and fifty cents for each plate to be retained by the department to offset a portion of administrative costs.
E. The revenue realized from the additional twenty-five dollar fee imposed by Subsection D of this Section shall be remitted to the state treasurer as provided by law. The state treasurer shall forward an amount equal to those revenues to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The Department of Agriculture and Forestry shall dedicate one hundred percent of such funds to the office of forestry for the sole purpose of protecting forests against wildfires.
F. The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
Acts 2012, No. 22, §1.