§463.50. Special license plates; Helping Schools
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish a prestige license plate for motor vehicles, restricted to passenger cars, pickup trucks, and vans for the purpose of promoting support for elementary and secondary education. The secretary shall determine the design of the special prestige license plate issued under the provisions of this Section, provided such design shall bear the words "Helping Schools" and include a logo which is a symbol for reading programs in education.
B. The prestige plate shall be issued, upon application, to any citizen of Louisiana in the same manner as any other motor vehicle license plate.
C. The charge for this special license plate shall be twenty-five dollars annually in addition to the regular fee charged under the provisions of R.S. 47:463.
D. The revenues from the additional twenty-five dollar fee imposed by Subsection C of this Section shall be deposited immediately upon receipt into the state treasury. After compliance with the requirements of Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana relative to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund, and prior to monies being placed in the state general fund, an amount equal to that deposited shall be credited to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and shall be used solely for the purchase of text books to be used in approved elementary and secondary schools of the state. The monies in this fund shall be invested by the state treasurer in the same manner as monies in the state general fund.
E. The state superintendent of education shall promulgate rules and regulations as necessary to implement the provisions of this Section relative to the purchase and distribution of text books.
F. The secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of Subsections A, B, C, and D of this Section.
Acts 1997, No. 210, §1.