Florida Senate - 2020 SB 568 By Senator Albritton 26-00511-20 2020568__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to specialty license plates; amending 3 s. 320.08058, F.S.; directing the Department of 4 Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to develop a 5 Guardian Ad Litem license plate; providing for 6 distribution and use of fees collected from the sale 7 of such plates; providing a contingent effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (85) is added to section 320.08058, 12 Florida Statutes, to read: 13 320.08058 Specialty license plates.— 14 (85) GUARDIAN AD LITEM LICENSE PLATES.— 15 (a) The department shall develop a Guardian Ad Litem 16 license plate as provided in this section and s. 320.08053. The 17 plate must bear the colors and design approved by the 18 department. The word “Florida” must appear at the top of the 19 plate, and the words “Heartfelt Child Advocacy” must appear at 20 the bottom of the plate. 21 (b) The annual use fees from the sale of the plate shall be 22 distributed to the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Foundation, Inc., a 23 direct-support organization and a nonprofit corporation under s. 24 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Up to 10 percent of the 25 proceeds may be used for administrative costs and the marketing 26 of the plate. The remainder of the proceeds must be used in this 27 state to support the mission and efforts of the Statewide 28 Guardian Ad Litem Office to represent abused, abandoned, and 29 neglected children and advocate for their best interests; 30 recruit and retain volunteer child advocates; and meet the 31 unique needs of the dependent children the office serves. 32 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2020, but 33 only if SB __ or similar legislation takes effect, if such 34 legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an 35 extension thereof and becomes a law.