(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 "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" license plates. The application 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 an application for registration of a motor vehicle under this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate motor vehicle registration and a set of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" license plates and 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 on the license plates, "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" license plates shall be inscribed with the words "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" and a design, logo, or marking selected by the entity that owns the Superman name. The registrar shall approve the final design after entering into a license agreement with that entity for appropriate use of the Superman name and associated logo or marking, as applicable. The license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon receipt of a contribution as provided in division (C)(1) of this section and upon payment of the regular license tax as prescribed under section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, any applicable motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, and a bureau of motor vehicles administrative fee of ten dollars. The applicant shall comply with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" 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 fees and taxes specified in this division and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code.
(1) For each application for registration and registration renewal notice the registrar receives under this section, the registrar shall collect a contribution of ten dollars. The registrar shall pay this contribution into the state treasury to the credit of the license plate contribution fund created in section 4501.21 of the Revised Code.
(2) The registrar shall pay into the state treasury the ten-dollar bureau administrative fee, the purpose of which is to compensate the bureau for additional services required in issuing "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" license plates, to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of Revised Code.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.