61-3-479. Issuance of generic specialty license plates -- qualifications. (1) (a) Except as provided in subsection (1)(b), the department shall issue:
(i) a set of generic specialty license plates to a person who applies for a particular style of generic specialty license plates and pays the donation fee established by the plate sponsor and the administrative fee required in 61-3-480; or
(ii) a set of USS Montana specialty license plates to a person serving or retired from serving aboard the USS Montana who applies and pays the donation fee established by the plate sponsor and the administrative fee required in 61-3-480.
(b) If the sponsor of a generic specialty license plate is not listed on the county collection report published by the state and required under 15-1-504 as of the initial distribution date for the sale of the sponsor's plates, the department shall require the sponsor to collect the initial donation fee from, and issue a special certificate of registration to, a person who is eligible to receive the sponsor's generic specialty license plates. The person shall present the special certificate of registration upon application for the generic specialty license plates.
(2) A set of generic specialty license plates may be issued for any motor vehicle except a motorcycle or a quadricycle.
(3) (a) Except as provided in 61-3-472 through 61-3-481 and 61-3-562, a person who receives generic specialty license plates is subject to the same rules and laws as those that govern standard license plates.
(4) A person may combine an application for a generic specialty license plate with an application for a license plate with a design bearing a representation of a wheelchair as the symbol of a person with a disability as provided in 61-3-332(9).