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CS/CS/CS/HB 487 — Freemasonry License Plates

by Economic Affairs Committee; Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee; Transportation & Highway Safety Subcommittee; and Reps. Stone, Workman, and others (CS/CS/CS/SB 274 by Appropriations Committee, Rules Committee, Transportation Committee, Senators Dean, Evers, and Latvala)

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 requires the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV, department) to develop the Freemasonry specialty license plate. The bill also provides: 

  • An annual use fee of $25 for the plate; and
  • Clarifies the department shall retain all annual use fees from the sale of the Freemasonry specialty license plate until the $60,000 processing fee and the minimum 1,000 presale voucher requirements are met, thereafter distributing the use fees received from the sale of the license plate to the Masonic Home Endowment Fund, Inc.

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

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 117-0