Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 796
       By Senator Rader
       29-00348-18                                            2018796__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to specialty license plates; amending
    3         s. 320.08056, F.S.; establishing an annual use fee for
    4         the Florida State Beekeepers Association license
    5         plate; amending s. 320.08058, F.S.; directing the
    6         Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to
    7         develop a Florida State Beekeepers Association license
    8         plate; providing for distribution and use of fees
    9         collected from the sale of such plates; providing an
   10         effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Paragraph (ffff) is added to subsection (4) of
   15  section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, to read:
   16         320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
   17         (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
   18  collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
   19         (ffff) Florida State Beekeepers Association license plate,
   20  $25.
   21         Section 2. Subsection (84) is added to section 320.08058,
   22  Florida Statutes, to read:
   23         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   25         (a) The department shall develop a Florida State Beekeepers
   26  Association license plate as provided in s. 320.08053 and this
   27  section. The plate must bear the colors and design approved by
   28  the department. The word “Florida” must appear at the top of the
   29  plate, and the words “Save the Bees” must appear at the bottom
   30  of the plate.
   31         (b) The annual use fees shall be distributed to the Florida
   32  State Beekeepers Association, a Florida nonprofit corporation.
   33  The Florida State Beekeepers Association may use up to 18
   34  percent of the annual use fees for:
   35         1. Direct reimbursement for administrative costs, startup
   36  costs, and costs incurred in the development and approval
   37  process of the license plate. All vendors associated with the
   38  administrative costs shall be selected by competitive bid.
   39         2. Promotion and marketing costs of the license plate.
   40         (c) The remaining funds shall be distributed to the Florida
   41  State Beekeepers Association and shall be used to raise
   42  awareness of the importance of beekeeping to Florida agriculture
   43  by funding honeybee research, education, outreach, and
   44  husbandry. The Florida State Beekeepers Association board of
   45  managers must approve and is accountable for all such
   46  expenditures.
   47         Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2018.