Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1478
By Senator Baker
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to license plates; amending ss.
3 320.08056 and 320.08058, F.S.; creating the Veterans
4 of Foreign Wars license plate; establishing an annual
5 use fee for the plate; providing for the distribution
6 of use fees received from the sale of the plates;
7 providing for the creation of a voucher program that
8 provides for the presale of the plates; requiring that
9 applicable fees be paid before a voucher is issued;
10 requiring that a minimum number of voucher
11 applications be submitted before the license plate is
12 issued; providing an effective date.
14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
16 Section 1. Paragraph (rrr) is added to subsection (4) of
17 section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, to read:
18 320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
19 (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
20 collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
21 (rrr) Veterans of Foreign Wars license plate, $25.
22 Section 2. Subsection (70) is added to section 320.08058,
23 Florida Statutes, to read:
24 320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
25 (70) VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS LICENSE PLATES.—
26 (a) The department shall develop a Veterans of Foreign Wars
27 license plate as provided in this section. The plates must bear
28 the colors and design approved by the department and must
29 incorporate the Great Seal of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of
30 the United States as described in Art. VIII, s. 801 of the
31 Congressional Charter and By-Laws of the Veterans of Foreign
32 Wars of the United States. The word “Florida” must appear at the
33 top of the plate, and the words “Veterans of Foreign Wars” must
34 appear at the bottom of the plate.
35 (b) The department shall retain all revenues from the sale
36 of such plates until all startup costs for developing and
37 issuing the plates have been recovered. Thereafter, 100 percent
38 of the annual use fees shall be distributed to Veterans of
39 Foreign Wars, Department of Florida, and not less than 50
40 percent of those fees shall be used to support the Voice of
41 Democracy and Patriots’ Pen Scholarship programs and to support
42 high school and college ROTC programs.
43 (c) By January 1, 2011, the department shall establish a
44 voucher program to issue vouchers to provide for the presale of
45 the plate if an application fee of $10,000 is paid by the
46 sponsor by December 1, 2010.
47 (d) The processing fee as prescribed in s. 320.08056, the
48 service charge and branch charge as prescribed in s. 320.04, and
49 the annual use fee as prescribed in s. 320.08056 must be paid
50 before a voucher is issued. All other applicable fees must be
51 paid when the plates are issued.
52 (e) If, within 24 months after the voucher program begins,
53 a minimum of 1,000 voucher applications and required fees are
54 submitted to the department, it shall begin issuing the plates.
55 If this requirement is not met, the plate shall be automatically
56 deauthorized, the department shall discontinue development of
57 the plate and issuance of the presale vouchers, and shall notify
58 purchasers of the vouchers that they may receive a refund of
59 their deposit or use the deposit as a credit toward the purchase
60 of any other specialty plate.
61 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.