Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/SB 1394, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/3R          .                                
             03/07/2016 04:26 PM       .                                

       Senator Evers moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1300 and 1301
    4  insert:
    5         Section 26. Subsection (66) of section 320.08058, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
    8         (66) IN GOD WE TRUST LICENSE PLATES.—
    9         (a) The department shall develop an In God We Trust license
   10  plate as provided in this section. However, the requirements of
   11  s. 320.08053 must be met before the plates are issued. In God We
   12  Trust license plates must bear the colors and design approved by
   13  the department. The word “Florida” must appear at the top of the
   14  plate, and the words “In God We Trust” must appear in the body
   15  of the plate.
   16         (b) The annual use fees from the plate shall be distributed
   17  as a charitable donation to the In God We Trust Foundation,
   18  Inc., which may use a maximum of 10 percent of the proceeds to
   19  offset marketing, administration, and promotion, and which may
   20  use the balance of the fees to address the needs of military
   21  service members and their spouses and dependents; provide
   22  education in public and private schools regarding the historical
   23  significance of religion in American and Florida history;
   24  provide educational grants in public and private schools;
   25  address the needs of public safety employees and their spouses
   26  and dependents; and foster self-reliance and stability in
   27  Florida’s children and families.
   28         (b) The license plate annual use fees shall be distributed
   29  to the In God We Trust Foundation, Inc., to fund educational
   30  scholarships for the children of Florida residents who are
   31  members of the United States Armed Forces, the National Guard,
   32  and the United States Armed Forces Reserve and for the children
   33  of public safety employees who have died in the line of duty who
   34  are not covered by existing state law. Funds shall also be
   35  distributed to other s. 501(c)(3) organizations that may apply
   36  for grants and scholarships and to provide educational grants to
   37  public and private schools to promote the historical and
   38  religious significance of American and Florida history. The In
   39  God We Trust Foundation, Inc., shall distribute the license
   40  plate annual use fees in the following manner:
   41         1. The In God We Trust Foundation, Inc., shall retain all
   42  revenues from the sale of such plates until all startup costs
   43  for developing and establishing the plate have been recovered.
   44         2. Ten percent of the funds received by the In God We Trust
   45  Foundation, Inc., shall be expended for administrative costs,
   46  promotion, and marketing of the license plate directly
   47  associated with the operations of the In God We Trust
   48  Foundation, Inc.
   49         3. All remaining funds shall be expended by the In God We
   50  Trust Foundation, Inc., for programs.
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   53  And the title is amended as follows:
   54         Delete line 145
   55  and insert:
   56         Legislature; amending s. 320.08058, F.S.; revising the
   57         distribution requirements for annual use fees for the
   58         In God We Trust specialty license plate; providing
   59         effective dates.