61-3-476. Qualification and approval of governmental body as sponsor. (1) To qualify for sponsorship of a generic specialty license plate, a governmental body shall:
(a) apply for sponsorship through the executive body of a tribal government, the state agency director or department head, the commission or council of a local government or political subdivision, or the board of trustees of a school district on a form or in a format approved by the department;
(b) if the governmental body is a state agency, identify the statutory authority under which it is relying to seek sponsorship of a generic specialty license plate and specify the account in which any generic specialty license plate donations must be placed;
(c) designate one of its officers or employees as the governmental body's generic specialty license plate liaison. The liaison is responsible for all communications with the department regarding the governmental body's sponsorship of generic specialty license plates and shall file the liaison's name, address, and telephone number with the department.
(2) The legislature may designate a governmental body to be a successor to a governmental body that is terminated. The successor governmental body shall succeed to all rights and responsibilities of the original sponsor.