§463.68. Special prestige license plates; Louisiana Association of Life Underwriters; "Life Underwriter"
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish a prestige license plate which may be issued, upon application, to any citizen of Louisiana who is an active or past member of the Louisiana Association of Life Underwriters (LALU), or any citizen of Louisiana who is an immediate family member of an LALU member. This prestige license plate shall be restricted to passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and recreational vehicles.
B. The plate shall be white with blue lettering. The top of the plate shall bear the name "Louisiana". The LALU logo shall appear on the left center portion followed by one or more numeric digits for registration purposes. The bottom of the plate shall bear the words "Life Underwriter".
C. These plates may be issued, upon application, in the same manner as any other motor vehicle license plate.
D. The tax for the plate shall be the standard motor vehicle tax imposed by Article VII, Section 5 of the Constitution of Louisiana.
E. No such plate shall be issued unless the application is accompanied by a royalty fee of twenty-five dollars for the use of the official LALU logo to be forwarded to the Louisiana Association of Life Underwriter's Charitable Foundation for each license plate issued as provided by this Section and a handling fee of three dollars and fifty cents to be retained by the department to offset a portion of the administrative costs. The monies received from the royalty fees shall be forwarded within three months and shall be used solely for charitable purposes for residents of the state of Louisiana, including but not limited to a nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization or for educational scholarships to accredited Louisiana universities.
F. The executive office of the Louisiana Association of Life Underwriters shall be responsible for certifying applications on a form approved by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to be submitted with other required registration papers. If a person holding such plate has his membership in LALU canceled for cause, the LALU office shall notify the Department of Public Safety and Corrections so that the plate may be recovered and the registration canceled.
G. The secretary shall establish rules in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section, including but not limited to rules governing the collection and disbursement of the donation and the transfer and disposition of such plates.
H. Upon the signing of a contract authorizing the use of the logo of the LALU, the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish prestige motor vehicle license plates in accordance with the provisions of this Section. This contract shall include an agreement on the part of the LALU to use the royalty fees as provided in Subsection E of this Section.
Acts 1999, No. 866, §1.