Florida Senate - 2016                             CS for SB 1390
       By the Committee on Transportation; and Senator Brandes
       596-02372-16                                          20161390c1
    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         an exception to the minimum requirements for certain
    8         specialty plates; providing effective dates.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 320.08053, Florida Statutes, is amended
   13  to read:
   14         320.08053 Establishment of Requirements for requests to
   15  establish specialty license plates.—
   16         (1) If a specialty license plate requested by an
   17  organization is approved by law, the organization must submit
   18  the proposed art design for the specialty license plate to the
   19  department, in a medium prescribed by the department, as soon as
   20  practicable, but no later than 60 days after the act approving
   21  the specialty license plate becomes a law.
   22         (2)(a) Within 120 days following the specialty license
   23  plate becoming law, the department shall establish a method to
   24  issue a specialty license plate voucher to allow for the presale
   25  of the specialty license plate. The processing fee as prescribed
   26  in s. 320.08056, the service charge and branch fee as prescribed
   27  in s. 320.04, and the annual use fee as prescribed in s.
   28  320.08056 shall be charged for the voucher. All other applicable
   29  fees shall be charged at the time of issuance of the license
   30  plates.
   31         (b) Within 24 months after the presale specialty license
   32  plate voucher is established, the approved specialty license
   33  plate organization must record with the department a minimum of
   34  4,000 1,000 voucher sales before manufacture of the license
   35  plate may begin commence. If, at the conclusion of the 24-month
   36  presale period, the minimum sales requirement has requirements
   37  have not been met, the specialty plate is deauthorized and the
   38  department shall discontinue development of the plate and
   39  discontinue issuance of the presale vouchers. Upon
   40  deauthorization of the license plate, a purchaser of the license
   41  plate voucher may use the annual use fee collected as a credit
   42  towards any other specialty license plate or apply for a refund
   43  on a form prescribed by the department.
   44         Section 2. Effective July 1, 2018, paragraph (a) of
   45  subsection (8) of section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, is
   46  amended to read:
   47         320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
   48         (8)(a) The department must discontinue the issuance of an
   49  approved specialty license plate if the number of valid
   50  specialty plate registrations falls below 4,000 1,000 plates for
   51  at least 12 consecutive months. A warning letter shall be mailed
   52  to the sponsoring organization following the first month in
   53  which the total number of valid specialty plate registrations is
   54  below 4,000 1,000 plates. This paragraph does not apply to
   55  collegiate license plates established under s. 320.08058(3) or
   56  specialty license plates that have statutory eligibility
   57  limitations for purchase.
   58         Section 3. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
   59  act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2016.