(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 Ohio coal license plates. An application made under this section 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 by the applicant with divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of Ohio coal 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, Ohio coal license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words or markings that are designed by the Ohio coal association and approved by the registrar. Ohio coal license plates shall display county identification stickers that identify the county of registration by name or number.
(B) Ohio coal 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 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 Ohio coal 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.
(C) The registrar shall deposit 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 Ohio coal 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.