Florida Senate - 2014                                     SB 156
       By Senator Negron
       32-00273B-14                                           2014156__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to motor vehicle license taxes;
    3         amending s. 320.04, F.S.; reducing the service charge
    4         imposed on an application for an original or duplicate
    5         license plate, or transfer of specified registration
    6         stickers or certificates; amending s. 320.06, F.S.;
    7         reducing a fee collected for a motor vehicle
    8         registration; amending ss. 320.0804 and 320.08046,
    9         F.S.; reducing surcharges imposed on a license tax;
   10         reenacting and amending s. 320.0807(4), F.S., relating
   11         to special vehicle license plates for the Governor and
   12         federal and state legislators, to incorporate the
   13         amendment made to s. 320.06, F.S., in a reference
   14         thereto; providing an effective date.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 320.04, Florida
   19  Statutes, is amended to read:
   20         320.04 Registration service charge.—
   21         (1)(a) There shall be A service charge of $2.50 shall be
   22  imposed on $5 for each application that which is handled in
   23  connection with original issuance, duplicate issuance, or
   24  transfer of a any license plate, mobile home sticker, or
   25  validation sticker or with transfer or duplicate issuance of a
   26  any registration certificate. This service charge Of that
   27  amount, $2.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund,
   28  and the remainder shall be retained by the department or by the
   29  tax collector, as the case may be, as other fees accruing to
   30  those offices.
   31         (b) There shall also be A service charge of $1 shall also
   32  be imposed $3 for the issuance of each license plate validation
   33  sticker, vessel decal, and mobile home sticker issued from an
   34  automated vending facility or printer dispenser machine. This
   35  service charge, which is payable to the department and. Of that
   36  amount, $1 shall be used to provide for automated vending
   37  facilities or printer dispenser machines that are used to
   38  dispense such stickers and decals by each tax collector’s or
   39  license tag agent’s employee. The remaining $2 shall be
   40  deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
   41         (c) The tax collector may impose an additional service
   42  charge of up to not more than 50 cents on any transaction
   43  specified in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b), or on any
   44  transaction specified in s. 319.32(2)(a) or s. 328.48 if such
   45  transaction occurs at a any tax collector’s branch office.
   46         Section 2. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
   47  320.06, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   48         320.06 Registration certificates, license plates, and
   49  validation stickers generally.—
   50         (3)
   51         (b) An additional fee of 50 cents $1.50 shall be collected
   52  on each motor vehicle registration or motor vehicle renewal
   53  registration issued in this state in order for all license
   54  plates and validation stickers to be fully treated with
   55  retroreflection material. The fee Of that amount, $1 shall be
   56  deposited into the General Revenue Fund and 50 cents shall be
   57  deposited into the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund.
   58         Section 3. Section 320.0804, Florida Statutes, is amended
   59  to read:
   60         320.0804 Surcharge on license tax; trust funds.—A surcharge
   61  of $2 shall be There is hereby levied and imposed on each
   62  license tax imposed under s. 320.08, except those set forth in
   63  s. 320.08(11), a surcharge in the amount of $4, which shall be
   64  collected in the same manner as the license tax. Of this amount,
   65  $1 shall be deposited into the State Transportation Trust Fund,
   66  and, $1 shall be deposited into the Highway Safety Operating
   67  Trust Fund, and $2 shall be deposited into the General Revenue
   68  Fund.
   69         Section 4. Section 320.08046, Florida Statutes, is amended
   70  to read:
   71         320.08046 Juvenile programs surcharge on license tax.—A
   72  surcharge of $1 shall be imposed There is levied on each license
   73  tax imposed under s. 320.08, except those set forth in s.
   74  320.08(11), a surcharge in the amount of $5.50, which shall be
   75  collected in the same manner as the license tax and. Of the
   76  proceeds of each license tax surcharge, $4.50 shall be deposited
   77  into the General Revenue Fund and $1 shall be deposited into the
   78  Grants and Donations Trust Fund in the Department of Juvenile
   79  Justice to fund the juvenile crime prevention programs and the
   80  community juvenile justice partnership grants program.
   81         Section 5. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   82  made by this act to section 320.06, Florida Statutes, in a
   83  reference thereto, subsection (4) of section 320.0807, Florida
   84  Statutes, is reenacted and amended to read:
   85         320.0807 Special license plates for Governor and federal
   86  and state legislators.—
   87         (4) License plates purchased under subsection (1),
   88  subsection (2), or subsection (3) shall be replaced by the
   89  department at no cost, other than the fees required under by ss.
   90  320.04 and 320.06(3)(b), when the person to whom the plates have
   91  been issued leaves the elective office with respect to which the
   92  license plates were issued. Within 30 days after leaving office,
   93  the person to whom the license plates have been issued must
   94  apply shall make application to the department for a replacement
   95  license plate. The person may return the prestige license plates
   96  to the department or may retain the plates as souvenirs. Upon
   97  receipt of the replacement license plate, the person may not
   98  continue to display on any vehicle the prestige license plate or
   99  plates issued with respect to his or her former office.
  100         Section 6. This act shall take effect September 1, 2014.