The California State Firefighters' Association (association), the only participant in the program, undertook the task of promoting the special firefighters' license plates to the public and collecting the minimum 5,000 applications required by law. On January 13, 1995, the association reported it had received only 256 applications for the special license plates. On January 17, 1995, the association's board of directors voted to terminate its involvement in the program, citing the low number of applications and the cost of promoting the plates. In its letter to the DMV, the association stated it would return all fees it had collected to the applicants. Accordingly, as of June 30, 1995, the DMV had not recorded any revenues or expenditures in the fund as a result of the program.