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Senate Bill 2618

Senate Bill sb2618

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2618

    By Senator Sebesta





    16-1165-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to specialty license plates;

  3         amending s. 320.08053, F.S.; requiring

  4         sponsoring organizations of proposed specialty

  5         license plates to obtain advance deposits from

  6         5,000 purchasers; providing for the handling

  7         and disposition of such funds; providing an

  8         effective date.

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10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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12         Section 1.  Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section

13  320.08053, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

14         320.08053  Requirements for requests to establish

15  specialty license plates.--

16         (1)  An organization that seeks authorization to

17  establish a new specialty license plate for which an annual

18  use fee is to be charged must submit to the department:

19         (b)  Proof that at least 5,000 motor vehicle owners

20  have prepaid for the proposed license plate. Payments received

21  by the organization must be placed in an escrow account. If

22  the proposed license plate is approved by the Legislature, the

23  funds shall be transferred to the department and persons who

24  have made the advance payment may then apply to the department

25  for the specialty license plate on forms prescribed by the

26  department, providing a receipt issued by the organization as

27  proof of payment. If the proposed specialty license plate is

28  not approved by the Legislature, the organization shall issue

29  refunds for the full amount of such prepayments. The results

30  of a scientific sample survey of Florida motor vehicle owners

31  that indicates at least 15,000 motor vehicle owners intend to

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2618
    16-1165-04




 1  purchase the proposed specialty license plate at the increased

 2  cost. The sample survey of registered motor vehicle owners

 3  must be performed independently of the requesting organization

 4  by an organization that conducts similar sample surveys as a

 5  normal course of business. Prior to conducting a sample survey

 6  for the purposes of this section, a requesting organization

 7  must obtain a determination from the department that the

 8  organization selected to conduct the survey performs similar

 9  surveys as a normal course of business and is independent of

10  the requesting organization.

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12  The information required under this subsection must be

13  submitted to the department at least 90 days before the

14  convening of the next regular session of the Legislature.

15         Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2004.

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18                          SENATE SUMMARY

19    Requires sponsoring organizations of proposed specialty
      license plates to obtain advance deposits from 5,000
20    purchasers in order to apply for authorization to have
      such plates issued.
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