Florida Senate - 2020 SB 98 By Senator Cruz 18-00082-20 202098__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to medical marijuana identification 3 cards for service-disabled veterans; amending s. 4 381.986, F.S.; prohibiting the Department of Health 5 from charging a fee for the issuance, replacement, or 6 renewal of an identification card for the medical use 7 of marijuana for a service-disabled veteran or his or 8 her caregiver if a specified form is included with the 9 identification card application; providing an 10 effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subsection (7) of section 15 381.986, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 16 381.986 Medical use of marijuana.— 17 (7) IDENTIFICATION CARDS.— 18 (d) Applications for identification cards must be submitted 19 on a form prescribed by the department. The department may 20 charge a reasonable fee associated with the issuance, 21 replacement, and renewal of identification cards. The department 22 shall allocate $10 of the identification card fee to the 23 Division of Research at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical 24 University for the purpose of educating minorities about 25 marijuana for medical use and the impact of the unlawful use of 26 marijuana on minority communities. The department may not charge 27 a fee for the issuance, replacement, or renewal of an 28 identification card for a service-disabled veteran, as defined 29 in s. 295.187(3), or his or her caregiver if the veteran’s DD 30 214 form is included with the application for an identification 31 card or his or her caregiver’s identification card. The 32 department shall contract with a third-party vendor to issue 33 identification cards. The vendor selected by the department must 34 have experience performing similar functions for other state 35 agencies. 36 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.