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HB 265 — Florida Wildflower License Plate

by Rep. Wood (CS/SB 632 Transportation Committee; Rules Committee; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development and Senator Soto)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)

The bill increases the amount of the annual use fee for the Florida Wildflower license plate from $15 to $25, and increases the maximum percentage of proceeds the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Inc. (FWF) is authorized to use for administrative and marketing costs from 15 percent to 20 percent. 

The annual use fees are distributed to the FWF, and must be used to establish native Florida wildflower research, educational, and grant programs. The funds are available to municipal, county, and community-based groups in the state.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0