Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/SB 1394, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Bradley moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1300 and 1301
    4  insert:
    5         Section 26. Paragraphs (ffff), (gggg), and (hhhh) are added
    6  to subsection (4) of section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, to
    7  read:
    8         320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
    9         (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
   10  collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
   11         (ffff) Jacksonville Armada Football Club license plate,
   12  $25.
   13         (gggg) Orlando City Soccer Club license plate, $25.
   14         (hhhh) Support Special Needs Kids license plate, $25.
   15         Section 27. Subsection (9) of section 320.08058, Florida
   16  Statutes, is amended, and subsections (84), (85), and (86) are
   17  added to that section, to read:
   18         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   20         (a) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
   21  shall develop a Florida Professional Sports Team license plate
   22  as provided in this section for Major League Baseball, National
   23  Basketball Association, National Football League, Arena Football
   24  League, National Hockey League, and Major League Soccer, and
   25  North American Soccer League teams domiciled in this state.
   26  However, any Florida Professional Sports Team license plate
   27  created or established after January 1, 1997, must comply with
   28  the requirements of s. 320.08053 and be specifically authorized
   29  by an act of the Legislature. Florida Professional Sports Team
   30  license plates must bear the colors and design approved by the
   31  department and must include the official league or team logo, or
   32  both, as appropriate for each team. The word “Florida” must
   33  appear at the top of the plate.
   34         (b) The license plate annual use fees are to be annually
   35  distributed as follows:
   36         1. Fifty-five percent of the proceeds from the Florida
   37  Professional Sports Team plate must be deposited into the
   38  Professional Sports Development Trust Fund within the Department
   39  of Economic Opportunity. These funds must be used solely to
   40  attract and support major sports events in this state. As used
   41  in this subparagraph, the term “major sports events” means, but
   42  is not limited to, championship or all-star contests of Major
   43  League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the
   44  National Football League, the National Hockey League, Major
   45  League Soccer, the North American Soccer League, the men’s and
   46  women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association Final Four
   47  basketball championship, or a horseracing or dogracing Breeders’
   48  Cup. All funds must be used to support and promote major
   49  sporting events, and the uses must be approved by the Department
   50  of Economic Opportunity.
   51         2. The remaining proceeds of the Florida Professional
   52  Sports Team license plate must be allocated to Enterprise
   53  Florida, Inc. These funds must be deposited into the
   54  Professional Sports Development Trust Fund within the Department
   55  of Economic Opportunity. These funds must be used by Enterprise
   56  Florida, Inc., to promote the economic development of the sports
   57  industry; to distribute licensing and royalty fees to
   58  participating professional sports teams; to promote education
   59  programs in Florida schools that provide an awareness of the
   60  benefits of physical activity and nutrition standards; to
   61  partner with the Department of Education and the Department of
   62  Health to develop a program that recognizes schools whose
   63  students demonstrate excellent physical fitness or fitness
   64  improvement; to institute a grant program for communities
   65  bidding on minor sporting events that create an economic impact
   66  for the state; to distribute funds to Florida-based charities
   67  designated by Enterprise Florida, Inc., and the participating
   68  professional sports teams; and to fulfill the sports promotion
   69  responsibilities of the Department of Economic Opportunity.
   70         3. Enterprise Florida, Inc., shall provide an annual
   71  financial audit in accordance with s. 215.981 of its financial
   72  accounts and records by an independent certified public
   73  accountant pursuant to the contract established by the
   74  Department of Economic Opportunity. The auditor shall submit the
   75  audit report to the Department of Economic Opportunity for
   76  review and approval. If the audit report is approved, the
   77  Department of Economic Opportunity shall certify the audit
   78  report to the Auditor General for review.
   79         4. Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs 1. and
   80  2., proceeds from the Professional Sports Development Trust Fund
   81  may also be used for operational expenses of Enterprise Florida,
   82  Inc., and financial support of the Sunshine State Games.
   84  department shall develop a Jacksonville Armada Football Club
   85  license plate as provided in subsection (9).
   87  department shall develop an Orlando City Soccer Club license
   88  plate as provided in subsection (9).
   90         (a) The department shall develop a Support Special Needs
   91  Kids license plate as provided in this section and s. 320.08053.
   92  The word “Florida” must appear at the top of the plate, and the
   93  words “Support Special Needs Kids” must appear at the bottom of
   94  the plate.
   95         (b) The department shall retain all annual use fees from
   96  the sale of the plate until startup costs for developing and
   97  issuing the plates have been recovered. Thereafter, the annual
   98  use fees from the sale of the plate shall be distributed to the
   99  Dan Marino Foundation, Inc., which:
  100         1. May use a maximum of 10 percent of the proceeds to
  101  promote and market the Support Special Needs Kids license plate.
  102         2. Shall invest and reinvest the remainder of the proceeds
  103  and use the interest thereon to assist Floridians with
  104  developmental and intellectual disabilities by funding
  105  scholarships, assisting with job placement, and promoting
  106  education, independence, and awareness.
  108  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  109  And the title is amended as follows:
  110         Delete line 145
  111  and insert:
  112         Legislature; amending s. 320.08056, F.S.; establishing
  113         annual use fees for certain specialty license plates;
  114         amending s. 320.08058, F.S.; requiring the department
  115         to develop a license plate for North American Soccer
  116         League teams; directing the department to develop
  117         certain specialty license plates; providing for
  118         distribution and use of fees collected from the sale
  119         of the plates; providing effective dates.