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CS/CS/HB 329 — Special License Plates

by Economic Affairs Committee; Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee; and Rep. Ingram and others (CS/CS/SB 112 by Transportation Committee; Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee; and Senators Hays, Latvala, and Altman)

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

Prepared by: Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee (MS)

The bill creates the following six special military license plates:

  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Air Force Combat Action Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • World War II Veteran
  • Woman Veteran
  • Navy Submariner

Upon payment of the annual license tax in s. 320.08, F.S., World War II veterans, women veterans, Navy Submariners, and recipients of the relevant military combat or achievement award may be issued the applicable special license plate created by the bill. With the exception of the “Woman Veteran” plate, revenue generated from the sale of these plates will be deposited into the Grants and Donations Trust Fund and the State Homes for Veterans Trust Fund within the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA) to support the Veterans’ Homes Program. Revenue generated from the “Woman Veteran” plate will be deposited in the FDVA’s Operations and Maintenance Trust Fund for the purpose of creating and implementing programs benefitting women veterans.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 116-0