§463.164. Special prestige license plates; "I'm Creole"
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 "I'm Creole" 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 plate shall be of a color and design selected by the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, provided that it is in compliance with R.S. 47:463(A)(3). The design shall include the phrase "I'm Creole...and proud" and shall also include a prominent image celebrating the Creole culture.
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 fifteen dollars for this special prestige license plate, 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 monies received from the additional fifteen dollar fee shall be disbursed solely to fund scholarships to "La Fondation Louisiane for the Escadrille Louisiane" scholarship program of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.
F. The secretary shall establish rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
Acts 2013, No. 276, §1.