Florida Senate - 2022 SB 1328 By Senator Broxson 1-01260B-22 20221328__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to motorcycle specialty license 3 plates; creating s. 320.0878, F.S.; directing the 4 Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to 5 create a Blue Angels motorcycle specialty license 6 plate; providing issuance requirements for the plate; 7 providing for distribution and use of annual use fees 8 received from the sale of the plate; providing for 9 transfer of the plate to a replacement vehicle under 10 certain circumstances; providing design requirements 11 for the plate; authorizing the department to issue 12 personalized prestige plates in accordance with 13 certain provisions; providing a contingent effective 14 date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Section 320.0878, Florida Statutes, is created 19 to read: 20 320.0878 Blue Angels motorcycle specialty license plate.— 21 (1) Notwithstanding s. 320.08053, the department shall 22 develop a reduced-dimensions Blue Angels specialty license plate 23 for display on motorcycles. 24 (2) The department shall issue a Blue Angels specialty 25 license plate to the owner or lessee of any motorcycle upon 26 request. Each request must be made annually to the department, 27 accompanied by the taxes and fees established in s. 320.08781. 28 (3) The annual use fees collected pursuant to s. 29 320.08781(4) for the sale of the plate shall be distributed to 30 the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, a nonprofit Florida 31 corporation under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to 32 fund maintenance, programs, marketing, and projects of the 33 foundation, including the National Naval Aviation Museum and the 34 National Flight Academy in Pensacola. Up to 10 percent of the 35 funds received by the foundation may be used for marketing of 36 the plate and costs directly associated with the administration 37 of the foundation. The foundation shall distribute 50 percent of 38 the funds to eligible programs and projects associated with the 39 National Flight Academy and the remainder of the funds to 40 eligible programs and projects associated with the National 41 Naval Aviation Museum. 42 (4) If the owner or lessee to whom the department has 43 issued a Blue Angels motorcycle specialty license plate acquires 44 a replacement vehicle within the owner’s registration period, 45 the department must authorize a transfer of the plate to the 46 replacement vehicle in accordance with s. 320.0609. The annual 47 use fee and processing fee established in s. 320.08781 may not 48 be refunded. 49 (5) The plate shall be 4 inches wide by 7 inches long and 50 incorporate an image of the Blue Angels approved by the 51 department and may bear the imprint of numerals from 1 to 999, 52 inclusive, capital letters “A” through “Z,” or a combination 53 thereof. The maximum number of characters shall be four, 54 including letters and numerals, and the design shall be printed 55 on the far left side of the plate. The Blue Angels motorcycle 56 specialty license plate must be otherwise of the same material 57 as standard license plates issued for any registration period. 58 In small letters, the word “Florida” must appear at the top of 59 the plate. 60 (6) The department may issue personalized prestige plates 61 for the license plate authorized in this section. Such plates 62 shall be issued in accordance with applicable provisions of s. 63 320.0805. 64 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2022, but 65 only if SB ____ or similar legislation takes effect, if such 66 legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an 67 extension thereof and becomes a law.