I was looking at them when I posted that.
This is the only part I found that says issued.
5200. (a) When two license plates are issued by the department for use upon a vehicle, they shall be attached to the vehicle for which they were issued, one in the front and the other in the rear.
Everything else just say license plate. Its all in how you interpret the law vs how they interpret the law. Everything is so loosely worded.