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.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (85) is added to section 320.08058,
   12  Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         320.08058 Specialty 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.