Florida Senate - 2018 SB 172 By Senator Brandes 24-00292-18 2018172__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to license plates for persons with 3 disabilities; amending s. 320.0842, F.S.; requiring 4 the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 5 upon application, to issue a specified license plate 6 to the owners or lessees of motor vehicles who reside 7 in this state and who qualify for two other specified 8 license plates; specifying requirements for the plate; 9 providing that the license plate entitles the person 10 to specified privileges; requiring the name of the 11 eligible applicant to be noted on the registration 12 certificate when more than one registrant is listed; 13 providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Subsection (5) is added to section 320.0842, 18 Florida Statutes, to read: 19 320.0842 Free motor vehicle license plates to veterans who 20 use wheelchairs.— 21 (5) Upon application by an owner or lessee of a motor 22 vehicle who resides in this state and qualifies for a license 23 plate under this section and a Purple Heart license plate under 24 s. 320.089, the department shall issue a license plate stamped 25 with the term “Combat-wounded Veteran” followed by the serial 26 number of the license plate and the international symbol of 27 accessibility. The license plate entitles the person to all 28 privileges afforded by a license plate issued under this 29 section. When more than one registrant is listed on the 30 registration issued under this section, the eligible applicant 31 shall be noted on the registration certificate. 32 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.