§ 20-79.7.  Fees for special registration plates and distribution of the fees.

(a)        Free of Charge. - Upon request, the Division shall annually provide and issue free of charge a single special registration plate listed in this subsection to a person qualified to receive the plate in accordance with G.S. 20-79.4(a2). This subsection does not apply to a special registration plate issued for a vehicle that has a registered weight greater than 6,000 pounds. The regular motor vehicle registration fees in G.S. 20-88 apply if the registered weight of the vehicle is greater than 6,000 pounds:

(1)        A Legion of Valor registration plate to a recipient of the Legion of Valor award.

(2)        A 100% Disabled Veteran registration plate to a 100% disabled veteran.

(3)        An Ex-Prisoner of War registration plate to an ex-prisoner of war.

(4)        A Bronze Star Valor registration plate to a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for valor in combat award.

(5)        A Silver Star registration plate to a recipient of the Silver Star award.

(a1)      Fees. - All other special registration plates are subject to the regular motor vehicle registration fee in G.S. 20-87 or G.S. 20-88 plus an additional fee in the following amount:

      Special Plate                                                                    Additional Fee Amount

American Red Cross                                                                Expired July 1, 2016

Animal Lovers                                                                                     $30.00

Arthritis Foundation                                                                 Expired July 1, 2016

ARTS NC                                                                                            $30.00

Back Country Horsemen of NC                                               Expired July 1, 2016

Boy Scouts of America                                                            Expired July 1, 2016

Brenner Children’s Hospital                                                     Expired July 1, 2016

Carolina Panthers                                                                                $30.00

Carolina Raptor Center                                                            Expired July 1, 2016

Carolinas Credit Union Foundation                                         Expired July 1, 2016

Carolinas Golf Association                                                                 $30.00

Coastal Conservation Association                                            Expired July 1, 2016

Coastal Land Trust                                                                              $30.00

Crystal Coast                                                                            Expired July 1, 2016

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden                                               Expired July 1, 2016

El Pueblo                                                                                  Expired July 1, 2016

Farmland Preservation                                                              Expired July 1, 2016

First in Forestry                                                                                   $30.00

First Tee                                                                                    Expired July 1, 2016

Girl Scouts                                                                                Expired July 1, 2016

Greensboro Symphony Guild                                                   Expired July 1, 2016

Historical Attraction                                                                            $30.00

Home Care and Hospice                                                                     $30.00

Home of American Golf                                                                     $30.00

HOMES4NC                                                                                       $30.00

Hospice Care                                                                            Expired July 1, 2016

In God We Trust                                                                                 $30.00

Maggie Valley Trout Festival                                                   Expired July 1, 2016

Morehead Planetarium                                                             Expired July 1, 2016

Morgan Horse Club                                                                  Expired July 1, 2016

Mountains-to-Sea Trail                                                                        $30.00

Municipality Plate                                                                    Expired July 1, 2016

NC Civil War                                                                           Expired July 1, 2016

NC Coastal Federation                                                                        $30.00

NC FIRST Robotics                                                                 Expired July 1, 2016

NCSC                                                                                       Expired July 1, 2016

NC Veterinary Medical Association                                        Expired July 1, 2016

National Kidney Foundation                                                   Expired July 1, 2016

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial                       Expired July 1, 2016

Native Brook Trout                                                                             $30.00

North Carolina 4-H Development Fund                                  Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Bluegrass Association                                     Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association                                  Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Emergency Management Association             Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Green Industry Council                                   Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Libraries                                                           Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Paddle Festival                                                Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Sheriffs' Association                                                  $30.00

Operation Coming Home                                                         Expired July 1, 2016

Outer Banks Preservation Association                                     Expired July 1, 2016

Pamlico-Tar River Foundation                                                 Expired July 1, 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness                                                  Expired July 1, 2016

P.E.O. Sisterhood                                                                     Expired July 1, 2016

Personalized                                                                                        $30.00

Red Drum                                                                                 Expired July 1, 2016

Retired Legislator                                                                                $30.00

RiverLink                                                                                 Expired July 1, 2016

Ronald McDonald House                                                                   $30.00

Share the Road                                                                                    $30.00

S.T.A.R.                                                                                   Expired July 1, 2016

State Attraction                                                                                   $30.00

Stock Car Racing Theme                                                                     $30.00

Support NC Education                                                             Expired July 1, 2016

Support Our Troops                                                                             $30.00

Sustainable Fisheries                                                                Expired July 1, 2016

Toastmasters Club                                                                    Expired July 1, 2016

Topsail Island Shoreline Protection                                          Expired July 1, 2016

Travel and Tourism                                                                   Expired July 1, 2016

Turtle Rescue Team                                                                  Expired July 1, 2016

United States Service Academy                                                         $30.00

Volunteers in Law Enforcement                                              Expired July 1, 2016

YMCA                                                                                     Expired July 1, 2016

AIDS Awareness                                                                     Expired July 1, 2016

Buffalo Soldiers                                                                       Expired July 1, 2016

Charlotte Checkers                                                                   Expired July 1, 2016

Choose Life                                                                                         $25.00

Collegiate Insignia                                                                               $25.00

First in Turf                                                                              Expired July 1, 2016

Goodness Grows                                                                      Expired July 1, 2016

High School Insignia                                                                           $25.00

I.B.P.O.E.W.                                                                            Expired July 1, 2016

Kids First                                                                                             $25.00

National Multiple Sclerosis Society                                                    $25.00

National Wild Turkey Federation                                                       $25.00

NC Agribusiness                                                                      Expired July 1, 2016

NC Children’s Promise                                                            Expired July 1, 2016

NC Surveyors                                                                                      $25.00

Nurses                                                                                                  $25.00

Olympic Games                                                                                   $25.00

Professional Engineer                                                               Expired July 1, 2016

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation                                                        $25.00

Special Olympics                                                                      Expired July 1, 2016

Support Soccer                                                                                    $25.00

Surveyor Plate                                                                                     $25.00

The V Foundation for Cancer Research Division                               $25.00

University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina                       Expired July 1, 2016

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity                                                      Expired July 1, 2016

ALS Association, Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter                     Expired July 1, 2016

ARC of North Carolina                                                            Expired July 1, 2016

Audubon North Carolina                                                         Expired July 1, 2016

Autism Society of North Carolina                                                      $20.00

Battle of Kings Mountain                                                                   $20.00

Be Active NC                                                                           Expired July 1, 2016

Brain Injury Awareness                                                            Expired July 1, 2016

Breast Cancer Earlier Detection                                               Expired July 1, 2016

Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation                                                   $20.00

Concerned Bikers Association/ABATE of North

Carolina                                                                              Expired July 1, 2016

Daughters of the American Revolution                                   Expired July 1, 2016

Donate Life                                                                                         $20.00

Ducks Unlimited                                                                                 $20.00

Fraternal Order of Police                                                                     $20.00

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina                                     Expired July 1, 2016

Guilford Battleground Company                                                        $20.00

Harley Owners’ Group                                                                        $20.00

I Support Teachers                                                                   Expired July 1, 2016

Jaycees                                                                                      Expired July 1, 2016

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation                                              $20.00

Kappa Alpha Order                                                                  Expired July 1, 2016

Litter Prevention                                                                                 $20.00

March of Dimes                                                                        Expired July 1, 2016

Mission Foundation                                                                  Expired July 1, 2016

Native American                                                                                 $20.00

NC Fisheries Association                                                         Expired July 1, 2016

NC Horse Council                                                                               $20.00

NC Mining                                                                               Expired July 1, 2016

NC Tennis Foundation                                                                        $20.00

NC Trout Unlimited                                                                            $20.00

NC Victim Assistance                                                              Expired July 1, 2016

NC Wildlife Federation                                                           Expired July 1, 2016

NC Wildlife Habitat Foundation                                                        $20.00

NC Youth Soccer Association                                                 Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Master Gardener                                                         $20.00

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity                                                                    $20.00

Order of the Long Leaf Pine                                                               $20.00

Piedmont Airlines                                                                                $20.00

Prince Hall Mason                                                                               $20.00

Save the Sea Turtles                                                                            $20.00

Scenic Rivers                                                                            Expired July 1, 2016

School Technology                                                                   Expired July 1, 2016

SCUBA                                                                                               $20.00

Soil and Water Conservation                                                   Expired July 1, 2016

Special Forces Association                                                       Expired July 1, 2016

US Equine Rescue League                                                       Expired July 1, 2016

USO of NC                                                                              Expired July 1, 2016

Wildlife Resources                                                                              $20.00

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority                                                                         $20.00

Carolina Regional Volleyball Association                                Expired July 1, 2016

Carolina’s Aviation Museum                                                    Expired July 1, 2016

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society                                              Expired July 1, 2016

Lung Cancer Research                                                             Expired July 1, 2016

NC Beekeepers                                                                         Expired July 1, 2016

Save the Honey Bee (HB)                                                                   $15.00

Save the Honey Bee (SB)                                                                   $15.00

Shag Dancing                                                                                      $15.00

Active Member of the National Guard                                                None

Bronze Star Combat Recipient                                                             None

Bronze Star Recipient                                                                           None

Combat Veteran                                                                       Expired July 1, 2016

100% Disabled Veteran                                                                        None

Ex-Prisoner of War                                                                               None

Gold Star Lapel Button                                                                        None

Legion of Merit                                                                                    None

Legion of Valor                                                                                    None

Military Veteran                                                                                   None

Military Wartime Veteran                                                                     None

Partially Disabled Veteran                                                                    None

Pearl Harbor Survivor                                                                           None

Purple Heart Recipient                                                                         None

Silver Star Recipient                                                                             None

All Other Special Plates                                                                      $10.00.

(b)        Distribution of Fees. - The Special Registration Plate Account and the Collegiate and Cultural Attraction Plate Account are established within the Highway Fund. The Division must credit the additional fee imposed for the special registration plates listed in subsection (a) of this section among the Special Registration Plate Account (SRPA), the Collegiate and Cultural Attraction Plate Account (CCAPA), the Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF), which is established under G.S. 143B-135.234, and the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, which is established under G.S. 143B-135.56, as follows:

Special Plate                                         SRPA            CCAPA          CWMTF            PRTF

AIDS Awareness -

Expired July 1, 2016

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity -

Expired July 1, 2016

ALS Association, Jim "Catfish"

Hunter Chapter -

Expired July 1, 2016

American Red Cross -

Expired July 1, 2016

Animal Lovers                                             $10                  $20                    0                      0

ARC of North Carolina -

Expired July 1, 2016

Arthritis Foundation -

Expired July 1, 2016

ARTS NC                                                    $10                  $20                    0                      0

Audubon North Carolina -

Expired July 1, 2016

Autism Society of North

Carolina                                                     $10                  $10                    0                      0

Back Country Horsemen of

NC - Expired July 1, 2016

Battle of Kings Mountain                            $10                  $10                    0                      0

Be Active NC - Expired

July 1, 2016

Boy Scouts of America -

Expired July 1, 2016

Brain Injury Awareness -

Expired July 1, 2016

Breast Cancer Earlier Detection

- Expired July 1, 2016

Brenner Children’s Hospital -

Expired July 1, 2016

Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation

- Expired July 1, 2016

Buffalo Soldiers - Expired

July 1, 2016

Carolina Panthers                                         $10                  $20                    0                      0

Carolina Raptor Center -

Expired July 1, 2016

Carolina Regional Volleyball

Association - Expired July 1, 2016

Carolina’s Aviation Museum -

Expired July 1, 2016

Carolinas Credit Union Foundation

- Expired July 1, 2016

Carolinas Golf Association                          $10                  $20                    0                      0

Charlotte Checkers - Expired

July 1, 2016

Choose Life                                                 $10                  $15                    0                      0

Coastal Conservation Association

- Expired July 1, 2016

Coastal Land Trust                                      $10                  $20                    0                      0

Concerned Bikers Association/

ABATE of North Carolina -

Expired July 1, 2016

Crystal Coast - Expired

July 1, 2016

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

- Expired July 1, 2016

Daughters of the American Revolution

- Expired July 1, 2016

Donate Life                                                  $10                  $10                    0                      0

Ducks Unlimited                                          $10                  $10                    0                      0

El Pueblo - Expired July 1, 2016

Farmland Preservation - Expired

July 1, 2016

First in Forestry                                            $10                  $10                  $10                    0

First in Turf - Expired July 1, 2016

First Tee - Expired July 1, 2016

Fraternal Order of Police                             $10                  $10                    0                      0

Girl Scouts - Expired July 1, 2016

Goodness Grows - Expired

July 1, 2016

Greensboro Symphony Guild -

Expired July 1, 2016

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina

- Expired July 1, 2016

Guilford Battleground Company                $10                  $10                    0                      0

Harley Owners’ Group                                $10                  $10                    0                      0

High School Insignia                                   $10                  $15                    0                      0

Historical Attraction                                    $10                  $20                    0                      0

Home Care and Hospice                              $10                  $20                    0                      0

Home of American Golf - Expired

July 1, 2016

HOMES4NC                                               $10                  $20                    0                      0

Hospice Care - Expired July 1, 2016

I.B.P.O.E.W. - Expired July 1, 2016

In God We Trust                                          $10                  $20                    0                      0

In-State Collegiate Insignia                         $10                  $15                    0                      0

I Support Teachers - Expired

July 1, 2016

Jaycees - Expired July 1, 2016

Juvenile Diabetes Research

Foundation                                                $10                  $10                    0                      0

Kappa Alpha Order - Expired

July 1, 2016

Kids First                                                     $10                  $15                    0                      0

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society -

Expired July 1, 2016

Litter Prevention                                          $10                  $10                    0                      0

Lung Cancer Research - Expired

July 1, 2016

Maggie Valley Trout Festival -

Expired July 1, 2016

March of Dimes - Expired

July 1, 2016

Mission Foundation - Expired

July 1, 2016

Morgan Horse Club - Expired

July 1, 2016

Morehead Planetarium - Expired

July 1, 2016

Mountains-to-Sea Trail                                $10                  $20                    0                      0

Municipality Plate - Expired

July 1, 2016

National Kidney Foundation -

Expired July 1, 2016

National Law Enforcement Officers

Memorial - Expired July 1, 2016

National Multiple Sclerosis Society             $10                  $15                    0                      0

National Wild Turkey Federation                $10                  $15                    0                      0

Native American                                          $10                  $10                    0                      0

NC Agribusiness - Expired

July 1, 2016

NC Beekeepers - Expired

July 1, 2016

NC Children’s Promise - Expired

July 1, 2016

NC Civil War - Expired

July 1, 2016

NC Coastal Federation - Expired

July 1, 2016

NC 4-H Development Fund -

Expired July 1, 2016

NC FIRST Robotics - Expired

July 1, 2016

NC Fisheries Association -

Expired July 1, 2016

NC Horse Council - Expired

July 1, 2016

NC Mining - Expired July 1, 2016

NCSC - Expired July 1, 2016

NC Surveyors                                              $10                  $15                    0                      0

NC Tennis Foundation                                $10                  $10                    0                      0

NC Trout Unlimited                                    $10                  $10                    0                      0

NC Veterinary Medical Association

- Expired July 1, 2016

NC Victim Assistance - Expired

July 1, 2016

NC Wildlife Federation - Expired

July 1, 2016

NC Wildlife Habitat Foundation                 $10                  $10                    0                      0

NC Youth Soccer Association -

Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Bluegrass Association

- Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Cattlemen's

Association - Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Emergency

Management Association -

Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Green Industry

Council - Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Libraries - Expired

July 1, 2016

North Carolina Master Gardener                 $10                  $10                    0                      0

North Carolina Paddle Festival -

Expired July 1, 2016

North Carolina Sheriffs' Association           $10                  $20                    0                      0

Nurses                                                          $10                  $15                    0                      0

Olympic Games                                           $10                  $15                    0                      0

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity                             $10                  $10                    0                      0

Operation Coming Home - Expired

July 1, 2016

Order of the Long Leaf Pine                       $10                  $10                    0                      0

Out-of-state Collegiate Insignia                  $10                    0                    $15                    0

Outer Banks Preservation Association

- Expired July 1, 2016

Pamlico-Tar River Foundation -

Expired July 1, 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness -

Expired July 1, 2016

P.E.O. Sisterhood - Expired

July 1, 2016

Personalized                                                 $10                    0                    $15                   $5

Piedmont Airlines                                        $10                  $10                    0                      0

Prince Hall Mason                                        $10                  $10                    0                      0

Professional Engineer - Expired

July 1, 2016

Retired Legislator                                        $10                  $20                    0                      0

RiverLink - Expired July 1, 2016

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation -

Expired July 1, 2016

Ronald McDonald House                            $10                  $20                    0                      0

Save the Honey Bee (HB)                           $10                   $5                     0                      0

Save the Honey Bee (SB)                            $10                   $5                     0                      0

Save the Sea Turtles                                     $10                  $10                    0                      0

Scenic Rivers - Expired

July 1, 2016

School Technology - Expired

July 1, 2016

SCUBA                                                       $10                  $10                    0                      0

Shag Dancing                                               $10                   $5                     0                      0

Share the Road                                            $10                  $20                    0                      0

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival -

Expired July 1, 2016

Soil and Water Conservation -

Expired July 1, 2016

Special Forces Association -

Expired July 1, 2016

Special Olympics - Expired

July 1, 2016

S.T.A.R. - Expired July 1, 2016

State Attraction                                           $10                  $20                    0                      0

Stock Car Racing Theme                             $10                  $20                    0                      0

Support NC Education - Expired

July 1, 2016

Support Our Troops                                     $10                  $20                    0                      0

Support Soccer                                             $10                  $15                    0                      0

Surveyor Plate                                              $10                  $15                    0                      0

Sustainable Fisheries - Expired

July 1, 2016

The V Foundation for Cancer

Research                                                    $10                  $15                    0                      0

Toastmasters Club - Expired

July 1, 2016

Topsail Island Shoreline Protection

- Expired July 1, 2016

Travel and Tourism - Expired

July 1, 2016

Turtle Rescue Team - Expired

July 1, 2016

University Health Systems of Eastern

Carolina - Expired July 1, 2016

United States Service Academy                  $10                  $20                    0                      0

US Equine Rescue League -

Expired July 1, 2016

USO of NC - Expired July 1, 2016

Volunteers in Law Enforcement -

Expired July 1, 2016

Wildlife Resources                                       $10                  $10                    0                      0

YMCA - Expired July 1, 2016

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority                                 $10                  $10                    0                      0

All other Special Plates                                $10                    0                      0                      0.

(c)        Use of Funds in Special Registration Plate Account. -

(1)        The Division shall deduct the costs of special registration plates, including the costs of issuing, handling, and advertising the availability of the special plates, from the Special Registration Plate Account.

(2)        From the funds remaining in the Special Registration Plate Account after the deductions in accordance with subdivision (1) of this subsection, there is annually appropriated from the Special Registration Plate Account the sum of one million three hundred thousand dollars ($1,300,000) to provide operating assistance for the Visitor Centers:

a.         on U.S. Highway 17 in Camden County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

b.         on U.S. Highway 17 in Brunswick County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

c.         on U.S. Highway 441 in Macon County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

d.         in Watauga County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

e.         on U.S. Highway 29 in Caswell County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

f.          on U.S. Highway 70 in Carteret County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

g.         on U.S. Highway 64 in Tyrrell County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

h.         at the intersection of U.S. Highway 701 and N.C. 904 in Columbus County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

i.          on U.S. Highway 221 in McDowell County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

j.          on Staton Road in Transylvania County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

k.         in the Town of Fair Bluff, Columbus County, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 76 and N.C. 904, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857);

l.          on U.S. Highway 421 in Wilkes County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-seven dollars ($92,857); and

m.        at the intersection of Interstate 73 and Interstate 74 in Randolph County, ninety-two thousand eight hundred fifty-eight dollars ($92,858) each, for two centers.

(3)        The Division shall transfer fifty percent (50%) of the remaining revenue in the Special Registration Plate Account quarterly, and funds are hereby appropriated to the Department of Transportation to be used solely for the purpose of beautification of highways. These funds shall be administered by the Department of Transportation for beautification purposes not inconsistent with good landscaping and engineering principles. The Division shall transfer the remaining revenue in the Special Registration Plate Account quarterly to the Highway Fund to be used for the Roadside Vegetation Management Program.  (1967, c. 413; 1971, c. 42; 1973, c. 507, s. 5; c. 1262, s. 86; 1975, c. 716, s. 5; 1977, c. 464, s. 3; c. 771, s. 4; 1979, c. 126, ss. 1, 2; 1981 (Reg. Sess., 1982), c. 1258, s. 6; 1983, c. 848; 1985, c. 766; 1987, c. 252; c. 738, s. 140; c. 830, ss. 113(a), 116(a)-(c); 1989, c. 751, s. 7(1); c. 774, s. 1; 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 814, s. 31; 1991, c. 672, s. 3; c. 726, s. 23; 1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 959, s. 2; c. 1042, s. 2; c. 1044, ss. 33, 34; 1993, c. 321, s. 169.3(a); c. 543, s. 3; 1995, c. 163, s. 2; c. 324, s. 18.7(a); c. 433, ss. 2, 3; c. 507, s. 18.17(a); 1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 18, s. 19.11(e); 1997-443, s. 11A.118(a); 1997-477, ss. 2, 3; 1997-484, ss. 4, 5; 1998-163, s. 1; 1999-277, ss. 2, 3; 1999-403, ss. 2, 3; 1999-450, ss. 2, 3; 2000-159, ss. 3, 4; 2001-414, s. 32; 2001-498, ss. 3(a), 3(b), 4(a), 4(b); 2002-134, ss. 5, 6; 2003-11, ss. 2, 3; 2003-68, ss. 2, 3; 2003-424, ss. 3, 4; 2004-124, s. 30.3A; 2004-131, ss. 3, 4; 2004-185, ss. 3, 4; 2004-200, ss. 2, 3; 2005-216, ss. 4, 5; 2005-276, s. 28.16; 2006-209, ss. 3, 4, 7; 2007-323, s. 27.20(b); 2007-345, s. 10.1; 2007-400, ss. 3, 4; 2007-483, ss. 4, 5, 8(a), (b); 2009-228, s. 1; 2010-31, ss. 11.4(i), (j), 28.11; 2010-132, s. 7; 2011-145, s. 28.30(b); 2011-392, ss. 4, 5, 5.1; 2012-79, s. 1.12(b); 2013-360, ss. 14.3(c), 34.22; 2013-376, ss. 3, 4, 9(c), (d); 2013-414, ss. 57(b), (c); 2014-100, s. 8.11(d); 2015-241, ss. 14.30(dd), 29.30B(a), 29.36A, 29.40(c), (h), (j), (n).)