Florida Senate - 2017 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS/CS/CS/HB 545, 1st Eng.
Senate . House
Floor: 1d/AD/2R .
05/04/2017 10:55 AM .
Senator Brandes moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (183848) (with title
4 Between lines 2439 and 2440
6 Section 49. Effective October 1, 2020, paragraph (a) of
7 subsection (8) of section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, is
8 amended to read:
9 320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
10 (8)(a) The department must discontinue the issuance of an
11 approved specialty license plate if the number of valid
12 specialty plate registrations falls below 2,500
1,000 plates for
13 at least 12 consecutive months. A warning letter shall be mailed
14 to the sponsoring organization following the first month in
15 which the total number of valid specialty plate registrations is
16 below 2,500 1,000 plates. This paragraph does not apply to
17 collegiate license plates established under s. 320.08058(3),
18 license plates of institutions in and entities of the State
19 University System, specialty license plates that have statutory
20 eligibility limitations for purchase, or Florida Professional
21 Sports Team License plates established under s. 320.08058(9).
22 Section 50. Subsection (10) is added to section 320.131,
23 Florida Statutes, to read:
24 320.131 Temporary tags.—
25 (10) Beginning October 1, 2017, the department may partner
26 with a county tax collector to conduct a Fleet Vehicle Temporary
27 Tag pilot program to provide temporary tags to fleet companies
28 to allow them to operate fleet vehicles awaiting a permanent
29 registration and title.
30 (a) The department shall establish a memorandum of
31 understanding that allows a maximum of three companies to
32 participate in the pilot program to receive multiple temporary
33 tags for company fleet vehicles.
34 (b) To participate in the program a fleet company must have
35 a minimum of 3,500 fleet vehicles registered in this state that
36 qualify to be registered as fleet vehicles pursuant to s.
38 (c) The department may issue up to 50 temporary tags at a
39 time to an eligible fleet company, if requested by such company.
40 (d) The temporary tags are for exclusive use for a vehicle
41 purchased for the company’s fleet, and may not be used on any
42 other vehicle.
43 (e) Each temporary plate may be used by only one vehicle
44 and each vehicle may only use one temporary plate.
45 (f) Upon issuance of the vehicle’s permanent license plate
46 and registration, the temporary tag becomes invalid and must be
47 removed from the vehicle and destroyed.
48 (g) Upon a finding by the department that a temporary tag
49 has been misused by a fleet company under this program, the
50 department may terminate the memorandum of understanding with
51 the company, invalidate all temporary tags issued to the company
52 under this program, and require such company to return any
53 unused temporary tags.
54 (h) This subsection is repealed on October 1, 2019, unless
55 saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.
56 Section 51. Subsection (2) of section 324.032, Florida
57 Statutes, is amended to read:
58 324.032 Manner of proving financial responsibility; for
59 hire passenger transportation vehicles.—Notwithstanding the
60 provisions of s. 324.031:
61 (2) An owner or a lessee who is required to maintain
62 insurance under s. 324.021(9)(b) and who operates at least 150
63 300 taxicabs, limousines, jitneys, or any other for-hire
64 passenger transportation vehicles may provide financial
65 responsibility by complying with the provisions of s. 324.171,
66 such compliance to be demonstrated by maintaining at its
67 principal place of business an audited financial statement,
68 prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting
69 principles, and providing to the department a certification
70 issued by a certified public accountant that the applicant’s net
71 worth is at least equal to the requirements of s. 324.171 as
72 determined by the Office of Insurance Regulation of the
73 Financial Services Commission, including claims liabilities in
74 an amount certified as adequate by a Fellow of the Casualty
75 Actuarial Society.
77 Upon request by the department, the applicant must provide the
78 department at the applicant’s principal place of business in
79 this state access to the applicant’s underlying financial
80 information and financial statements that provide the basis of
81 the certified public accountant’s certification. The applicant
82 shall reimburse the requesting department for all reasonable
83 costs incurred by it in reviewing the supporting information.
84 The maximum amount of self-insurance permissible under this
85 subsection is $300,000 and must be stated on a per-occurrence
86 basis, and the applicant shall maintain adequate excess
87 insurance issued by an authorized or eligible insurer licensed
88 or approved by the Office of Insurance Regulation. All risks
89 self-insured shall remain with the owner or lessee providing it,
90 and the risks are not transferable to any other person, unless a
91 policy complying with subsection (1) is obtained.
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94 And the title is amended as follows:
95 Between lines 2735 and 2736
97 amending s. 320.08056, F.S.; revising provisions for
98 discontinuing issuance of a specialty license plate;
99 providing applicability; amending s. 320.131, F.S.;
100 creating a Fleet Vehicle Temporary Tag pilot program,
101 subject to certain requirements; amending s. 324.032,
102 F.S.; decreasing the amount of taxicabs, limousines,
103 jitneys, or any other for-hire passenger
104 transportation vehicles which an owner or a lessee
105 operates to be able to provide certain financial