§463.6. Volunteer fire departments and volunteer firemen
A. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall issue to fire trucks and emergency vehicles which are the property of bona fide volunteer fire departments public license plates of the same type and at the same fee as are issued to other governmental agencies.
B.(1) The secretary shall provide for the issuance of special motor vehicle license plates, upon application, to any citizen of Louisiana who is a volunteer fireman with a bona fide volunteer fire department. The license plate shall bear the fireman's cross or the words "Volunteer Fireman", or both, and such numbers as the secretary finds expedient. With the exception of these special designations, the overall design and color of the plate shall be in general compliance with R.S. 47:463(A)(3).
(2) The secretary shall establish and promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary for the issuing of such plates. Oversight review of rules and regulations promulgated by the secretary under the provisions of this Section shall be conducted by the House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works and the Senate Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works. The special plates so issued shall be surrendered to the secretary upon termination of service as a volunteer fireman.
(3) A one-time fee of twenty-five dollars shall be paid for each plate, which shall be in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration license fee. The special plates may be transferred to an owner's subsequent vehicle and the fee for such transfer shall be three dollars.
Acts 1976, No. 181, §1. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 196, §1; Acts 1984, No. 53, §1; Acts 1985, No. 514, §1; Acts 1985, No. 824, §1; Acts 1985, No. 837, §1; Acts 1993, No. 35, §1, eff. May 18, 1993; Acts 1995, No. 728, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1131, §2, eff. July 14, 1997.