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.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.—
   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.