§463.80. Special prestige license plates; "Bellsouth Volunteers"
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish prestige license plates for motor vehicles, restricted to passenger cars, pickup trucks, recreational vehicles, and vans, representing the Bellsouth Volunteers, and which shall have a minimum of one hundred applicants for such plate prior to its establishment. The license plate shall be of a color and design selected by the Bellsouth Telephone Volunteers-Pioneers of America organization and shall bear the legend "Bellsouth Volunteers", contain the Telephone Pioneers logo, and be in compliance with the requirements of R.S. 47:463(A)(3).
B. The prestige license plates shall be issued upon application to any citizen of Louisiana in the same manner as any other motor vehicle license plate.
C. The fee for the plate shall be the standard motor vehicle registration license fee and a handling fee of three dollars and fifty cents which shall be retained by the department to offset a portion of the administrative costs.
D.(1) A royalty fee of twenty-five dollars for the official Telephone Pioneer logo shall be collected by the department and shall be forwarded to the Bellsouth Volunteers-Telephone Pioneers of America organization for each plate issued as provided in this Section.
(2) The monies received from the royalty fee shall be used solely for Pioneer charitable activities.
E. The secretary shall adopt administrative rules to implement the provisions of this Section, including but not limited to rules and regulations governing the collection and disbursement of the royalty fee, the transfer and disposition of such plates, the colors available, and the design criteria.
F. Upon the signing of a contract authorizing the use of the Telephone Pioneer logo, the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish prestige motor vehicle plates in accordance with the provisions of this Section. This contract shall include an agreement on the part of the Bellsouth Volunteers to use the royalty fees as provided in Paragraph D(2) of this Section.
Acts 1999, No. 1254, §1.