§463.173. Special prestige license plate; "George Rodrigue Foundation"
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 "George Rodrigue Foundation" 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 license plate color and design shall be selected by the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, provided it is in compliance with R.S. 47:463(A)(3). The design shall include the words "George Rodrigue Foundation".
C. The prestige 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 thirty dollars that 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 annual royalty fee collected by the department shall be forwarded to the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts or its successor organization. The monies received from the royalty fees shall be used to plan, develop, and implement a series of unique educational art programs that are specially designed to enhance and expand art curriculums and expose children to education in the arts.
F. The secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions in this Section.
Acts 2014, No. 343, §1.