(A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of phi theta kappa license plates. The application for phi theta kappa license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application and compliance with division (B) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of phi theta kappa license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, phi theta kappa license plates shall be inscribed with words and markings selected and designed by the organization Ohio region phi theta kappa. The registrar shall approve the final design. Phi theta kappa license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) Phi theta kappa license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, a bureau of motor vehicles administrative fee of ten dollars, the contribution specified under division (C) of this section, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for phi theta kappa license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the contribution, fees, and taxes contained in this division and the additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.
(C) For each application for registration and registration renewal received under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of twenty-five dollars. The registrar shall transmit this contribution to the treasurer of state for deposit in the license plate contribution fund created in section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.
The registrar shall deposit the ten-dollar bureau administrative fee, the purpose of which is to compensate the bureau for the additional services required in issuing phi theta kappa plates, into the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.19, HB 27, §1, eff. 5/31/2010.