Florida Senate - 2015 SB 546 By Senator Simpson 18-00808-15 2015546__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to specialty license plates; amending 3 ss. 320.08056 and 320.08058, F.S.; directing the 4 Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to 5 develop a Bonefish and Tarpon Trust license plate; 6 establishing an annual use fee for the plate; 7 providing for distribution and use of fees collected 8 from the sale of the plates; providing an effective 9 date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Paragraph (iiii) is added to subsection (4) of 14 section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, to read: 15 320.08056 Specialty license plates.— 16 (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be 17 collected for the appropriate specialty license plates: 18 (iiii) Bonefish and Tarpon Trust license plate, $25. 19 Section 2. Subsection (87) is added to section 320.08058, 20 Florida Statutes, to read: 21 320.08058 Specialty license plates.— 22 (87) BONEFISH AND TARPON TRUST LICENSE PLATES.— 23 (a) Notwithstanding s. 45, chapter 2008-176, Laws of 24 Florida, as amended by s. 21, chapter 2010-223, Laws of Florida, 25 and s. 320.08053(1), the department shall develop a Bonefish and 26 Tarpon Trust license plate as provided in this section. The word 27 “Florida” must appear at the top of the plate, and the words 28 “Bonefish and Tarpon Trust” must appear at the bottom of the 29 plate. 30 (b) The department shall retain all annual use fees from 31 the sale of such plates until all startup costs for developing 32 and issuing the plates have been recovered. Thereafter, the 33 annual use fees from the sale of the plate shall be distributed 34 to the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, which: 35 1. May use a maximum of 10 percent of the proceeds to 36 promote and market the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust license plate. 37 2. Shall invest and reinvest the remainder of the proceeds 38 and use the interest thereon to conserve and enhance Florida 39 bonefish and tarpon fisheries and their respective environments 40 through stewardship, research, education, and advocacy. 41 Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2015.