Florida Senate - 2022                                    SB 1410
       By Senator Bracy
       11-01347A-22                                          20221410__
    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 Down
    5         Syndrome Awareness license plate; providing for
    6         distribution and use of fees collected from the sale
    7         of the plate; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (119) is added to section 320.08058,
   12  Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   15         (a)The department shall develop a Down Syndrome Awareness
   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 “Down Syndrome Awareness” 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 Our City Beautiful, Inc., a Florida nonprofit
   23  corporation. Up to 10 percent of the fees may be used for
   24  administrative costs and marketing of the plate. Of the
   25  remaining fees:
   26         1.Fifty percent shall be used to build and maintain
   27  HOLLAND, an affordable housing project for independent living
   28  for persons with Down syndrome or other intellectual disability.
   29         2.Fifteen percent shall be dedicated to Our City Beautiful
   30  World Changer scholarships for Florida residents 18 years of age
   31  or older with Down syndrome who wish to further their education
   32  at postsecondary educational institutions located in this state.
   33         3.Thirty-five percent shall be used for grants to other
   34  nonprofit organizations within this state to support housing,
   35  educational scholarships, and employment assistance programs for
   36  persons with Down syndrome or other intellectual disability.
   37         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2022.