The Department of Transportation shall establish a salmon registration plate program to issue special registration plates called “salmon registration plates” upon request to owners of motor vehicles registered under the provisions of ORS 803.420 (Registration fees) (6)(a) to observe the importance of salmonid to Oregon. In addition, the department may adopt rules for issuance of salmon registration plates for vehicles not registered under the provisions of ORS 803.420 (Registration fees) (6)(a).
In addition to any other fee authorized by law, for each salmon registration plate issued under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall collect a surcharge of $7.50 for each year of the registration period, payable when the plate is issued and upon each subsequent renewal of registration of a vehicle bearing the plate. The department shall distribute the surcharge as provided in ORS 805.256 (Disposition of moneys from salmon registration plate surcharge). [1997 c.672 §6; 2001 c.124 §5; 2003 c.14 §464; 2003 c.409 §5; 2017 c.750 §39m]