(A) The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or 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 "in God we trust" license plates. The request for "in God we trust" 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 appropriate vehicle registration and a set of "in God we trust" 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 thereon, "in God we trust" license plates shall bear the words "in God we trust." The bureau of motor vehicles shall design "in God we trust" license plates, and they shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) "In God we trust" 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, any applicable additional fee prescribed by section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, and a bureau fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles.
(C) The registrar shall deposit the bureau fee of ten dollars, which is to compensate the bureau for additional services required in the issuing of "in God we trust" license plates, into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 2008 SB243 04-07-2009