Florida Senate - 2020 SB 108 By Senator Rader 29-00027-20 2020108__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to specialty license plates; amending 3 s. 320.08058, F.S.; directing the Department of 4 Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to develop a Florida 5 State Beekeepers Association license plate; providing 6 for distribution and use of fees collected from the 7 sale of such plates; providing a contingent effective 8 date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Subsection (85) is added to section 320.08058, 13 Florida Statutes, to read: 14 320.08058 Specialty license plates.— 15 (85) FLORIDA STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION LICENSE PLATES.— 16 (a) The department shall develop a Florida State Beekeepers 17 Association license plate as provided in s. 320.08053 and this 18 section. The plate must bear the colors and design approved by 19 the department. The word “Florida” must appear at the top of the 20 plate, and the words “Save the Bees” must appear at the bottom 21 of the plate. 22 (b) The annual use fees shall be distributed to the Florida 23 State Beekeepers Association, a Florida nonprofit corporation. 24 The Florida State Beekeepers Association may use up to 18 25 percent of the annual use fees for: 26 1. Direct reimbursement for administrative costs, startup 27 costs, and costs incurred in the development and approval 28 process of the license plate. All vendors associated with the 29 administrative costs shall be selected by competitive bid. 30 2. Promotion and marketing costs of the license plate. 31 (c) The remaining funds shall be distributed to the Florida 32 State Beekeepers Association and shall be used to raise 33 awareness of the importance of beekeeping to Florida agriculture 34 by funding honeybee research, education, outreach, and 35 husbandry. The Florida State Beekeepers Association board of 36 managers must approve and is accountable for all such 37 expenditures. 38 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2020, but 39 only if SB __ or similar legislation takes effect, if such 40 legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an 41 extension thereof and becomes a law.