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CS/HB 139 — Motor Vehicle and Vessel Registration Data

by Tourism, Infrastructure and Energy Subcommittee and Rep. Fernandez-Barquin (CS/SB 754 by Transportation Committee and Senator Diaz)

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) to provide integration of other tax collection systems used by tax collectors and their vendors with the Florida Real Time Vehicle Information System (FRVIS) with respect to motor vehicle, mobile home, trailer, and vessel registration renewals.

Specifically the bill:

  • Authorizes the DHSMV, upon a tax collector’s request, to provide information technology hardware and/or software to allow for the seamless communication between the state information technology systems and other tax collection systems used by tax collectors in order to provide tax collectors with data access and uniform interface functionalities for registration renewal transactions performed at a tax collector’s office or online through a tax collector’s website;
  • Requires the DHSMV to provide a tax collectors’ vendor with the ability to record registration renewals in FRVIS in real time and with the ability to do bulk data reporting;
  • Requires the DHSMV to ensure that the ancillary technology and other tax collection systems protect consumer data and privacy; and
  • Provides that the data and functionalities may be used only for purposes of fulfilling the tax collector’s statutory duties and may not be resold or used for any other purpose.

The specified data access and requested system interface must be developed no later than July 1, 2023.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2021.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 119-0