The Department of Transportation shall establish a cultural registration plate program to issue special registration plates called “cultural 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 culture to Oregon. In addition, the department may adopt rules for issuance of cultural 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 cultural registration plate issued under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall collect a surcharge of $15 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 805.261 (Disposition of moneys from cultural registration plate surcharge).
The department, in consultation with the Trust for Cultural Development Board, shall design the cultural registration plates. The plates shall meet the requirements for registration plates described in ORS 803.535 (Size, form, material, color, design, contents). [2001 c.954 §21; 2003 c.409 §7; 2017 c.750 §39n]