Florida Senate - 2016                                    SB 1390
       By Senator Brandes
       22-01415-16                                           20161390__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to issuance of specialty license
    3         plates; amending s. 320.08053, F.S.; revising presale
    4         requirements for issuance of a specialty plate;
    5         amending s. 320.08056, F.S.; revising conditions for
    6         discontinuing issuance of a specialty plate; providing
    7         effective dates.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Section 320.08053, Florida Statutes, is amended
   12  to read:
   13         320.08053 Establishment of Requirements for requests to
   14  establish specialty license plates.—
   15         (1) If a specialty license plate requested by an
   16  organization is approved by law, the organization must submit
   17  the proposed art design for the specialty license plate to the
   18  department, in a medium prescribed by the department, as soon as
   19  practicable, but no later than 60 days after the act approving
   20  the specialty license plate becomes a law.
   21         (2)(a) Within 120 days following the specialty license
   22  plate becoming law, the department shall establish a method to
   23  issue a specialty license plate voucher to allow for the presale
   24  of the specialty license plate. The processing fee as prescribed
   25  in s. 320.08056, the service charge and branch fee as prescribed
   26  in s. 320.04, and the annual use fee as prescribed in s.
   27  320.08056 shall be charged for the voucher. All other applicable
   28  fees shall be charged at the time of issuance of the license
   29  plates.
   30         (b) Within 24 months after the presale specialty license
   31  plate voucher is established, the approved specialty license
   32  plate organization must record with the department a minimum of
   33  4,000 1,000 voucher sales before manufacture of the license
   34  plate may begin commence. If, at the conclusion of the 24-month
   35  presale period, the minimum sales requirement has requirements
   36  have not been met, the specialty plate is deauthorized and the
   37  department shall discontinue development of the plate and
   38  discontinue issuance of the presale vouchers. Upon
   39  deauthorization of the license plate, a purchaser of the license
   40  plate voucher may use the annual use fee collected as a credit
   41  towards any other specialty license plate or apply for a refund
   42  on a form prescribed by the department.
   43         Section 2. Effective July 1, 2018, paragraph (a) of
   44  subsection (8) of section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, is
   45  amended to read:
   46         320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
   47         (8)(a) The department must discontinue the issuance of an
   48  approved specialty license plate if the number of valid
   49  specialty plate registrations falls below 4,000 1,000 plates for
   50  at least 12 consecutive months. A warning letter shall be mailed
   51  to the sponsoring organization following the first month in
   52  which the total number of valid specialty plate registrations is
   53  below 4,000 1,000 plates. This paragraph does not apply to
   54  collegiate license plates established under s. 320.08058(3).
   55         Section 3. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
   56  act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2016.