A.R. S. (Arizona Revised Statute) § 28-2448 established the centennial specialty license plate. Of the $25 fee required for the specialty plate, $8 is for special plate administration costs, and $17 is a donation for the Centennial Special Plate Fund. --- ADOT distributed $70,000 from the fund to the Arizona Historical Society in the third quarter of FY 2013.The Centennial Museum, now called the Arizona Experience Museum, has been closed since May 2011 for renovations. There are currently no plans to re-open the museum. The Arizona Historical Society is not able to use the revenues from the Centennial Special Plate Fundbecause statute stipulates that those monies may only be used to pay costs related to the maintenance and operations of the museum.
The budget (Arizona Experience Museum) includes an increase of $16,200 from theGeneral Fund in FY 2014 ---. This line item funds personnel and rent of the Arizona Experience Museum, previously called the Centennial Museum. --- Of the total appropriation for the ArizonaExperience Museum, $360,800 is used to pay rent and the remaining $67,500 is used to fund the Curator position.