§463.162. Special prestige license plates; Free and Accepted Mason
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 "Free and Accepted Mason" plate, provided there is a minimum of one thousand applicants for such plate. These license plates shall be restricted to use on passenger cars, pickup trucks, recreational vehicles, and vans.
B. The color and design of the license plate shall be selected by the Free and Accepted Mason Ionic Lodge Number 26 of Lake Charles and shall include the organization's logo and the words "Free and Accepted Mason".
C. The prestige license plate shall be issued, upon application, to any member of a Free and Accepted Mason Ionic Lodge in this state in the same manner as any motor vehicle license plate in this state. Each applicant shall present to the office of motor vehicles a membership identification card indicating such Free and Accepted Mason Ionic Lodge membership.
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 secretary shall establish rules and regulations as necessary to implement the provisions of this Section, including but not limited to rules and regulations governing the collection and disbursement of annual fees, verification of applicant membership, the transfer and disposition of such license plate, and required design criteria.
Acts 2013, No. 192, §1.