Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 7092
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Lee) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
    6  320.06, Florida Statutes, as amended by SB 7090, 2019 Regular
    7  Session, is amended to read:
    8         320.06 Registration certificates, license plates, and
    9  validation stickers generally.—
   10         (1)
   11         (b)1. Registration license plates bearing a graphic symbol
   12  and the alphanumeric system of identification shall be issued
   13  for a 10-year period. At the end of the 10-year period, upon
   14  renewal, the plate shall be replaced. The department shall
   15  extend the scheduled license plate replacement date from a 6
   16  year period to a 10-year period. The fee for such replacement is
   17  $28, $2.80 of which shall be paid each year before the plate is
   18  replaced, to be credited toward the next $28 replacement fee.
   19  The fees shall be deposited into the Highway Safety Operating
   20  Trust Fund. A credit or refund may not be given for any prior
   21  years’ payments of the prorated replacement fee if the plate is
   22  replaced or surrendered before the end of the 10-year period,
   23  except that a credit may be given if a registrant is required by
   24  the department to replace a license plate under s.
   25  320.08056(8)(a). With each license plate, a validation sticker
   26  shall be issued showing the owner’s birth month, license plate
   27  number, and the year of expiration or the appropriate renewal
   28  period if the owner is not a natural person. The validation
   29  sticker shall be placed on the upper right corner of the license
   30  plate. The license plate and validation sticker shall be issued
   31  based on the applicant’s appropriate renewal period. The
   32  registration period is 12 months, the extended registration
   33  period is 24 months, and all expirations occur based on the
   34  applicant’s appropriate registration period.
   35         2. A vehicle that has an apportioned registration shall be
   36  issued an annual license plate and a cab card denoting the
   37  declared gross vehicle weight for each apportioned jurisdiction.
   38  This subparagraph expires January 1, 2023.
   39         3. Upon implementation of a new operating system for
   40  apportioned vehicle registration, a vehicle registered in
   41  accordance with the International Registration Plan must be
   42  issued a license plate for a 5-year period, an annual cab card
   43  denoting the declared gross vehicle weight for each apportioned
   44  jurisdiction, and an annual validation sticker showing the month
   45  and year of expiration. The validation sticker must be placed in
   46  the center of the license plate. The license plate and
   47  validation sticker must be issued based on the applicant’s
   48  appropriate renewal period. The registration period is 12
   49  months. The fee for the initial validation sticker and any
   50  renewed validation sticker is $28. This fee must be deposited
   51  into the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund. If the license
   52  plate is damaged or worn, it may be replaced at no charge by
   53  applying to the department and surrendering the current license
   54  plate.
   55         4. In order to retain the efficient administration of the
   56  taxes and fees imposed by this chapter, the 80-cent fee increase
   57  in the replacement fee imposed by chapter 2009-71, Laws of
   58  Florida, is negated as provided in s. 320.0804.
   59         Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that
   60  SB 7090 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation
   61  is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension
   62  thereof and becomes a law.
   64  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   65  And the title is amended as follows:
   66         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   67  and insert:
   68                        A bill to be entitled                      
   69         An act relating to fees; amending s. 320.06, F.S.;
   70         requiring a specified fee for certain validation
   71         stickers; providing a contingent effective date.