Florida Senate - 2022 SB 724
By Senator Perry
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the Live the Dream license plate;
3 amending s. 320.08058, F.S.; revising distribution of
4 the annual use fee proceeds from the sale of the Live
5 the Dream license plate; providing for the award of
6 scholarships to certain students through a competitive
7 application process; establishing a scholarship
8 program committee; providing for fiscal oversight by a
9 certified public accounting firm; providing an
10 effective date.
12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
14 Section 1. Subsection (47) of section 320.08058, Florida
15 Statutes, is amended to read:
16 320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
17 (47) LIVE THE DREAM LICENSE PLATES.—
18 (a) The department shall develop a Live the Dream license
19 plate as provided in this section. Live the Dream license plates
20 must bear the colors and design approved by the department. The
21 word “Florida” must appear at the top of the plate, and the
22 words “Live the Dream” must appear at the bottom of the plate.
23 (b) The proceeds of the annual use fee shall be distributed
24 to The Dream Foundation, Inc., to be used in the following
1. Up to 5 percent may be used to administer, promote, and
27 market the license plate.
28 1. 2. At least 40 60 percent shall be distributed equally
29 among the sickle cell organizations that are Florida members of
30 the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc., for
31 programs that provide research, care, and treatment for sickle
32 cell disease.
33 2. At least 35 percent shall be distributed to The Dream
34 Foundation, Inc., for programs and services relating to the
35 Dream Reentering Citizens Fund, as follows:
36 a. Ten percent shall be used for administrative costs
37 associated with the operation of The Dream Foundation, Inc., and
38 for marketing and promoting the license plate.
39 b. Ten percent shall be used for programs and services
40 provided directly by The Dream Foundation, Inc., which assist
41 inmates released from the Department of Corrections in
42 successfully reentering the community.
43 c. Fifteen percent shall be distributed as grants to
44 administer and market programs and services throughout this
45 state which assist inmates released from the Department of
46 Corrections in successfully reentering the community.
47 3. At least 20 30 percent shall be distributed as
48 scholarships to high school seniors in this state, at least one
49 of whose parents or legal guardians is incarcerated, for the
50 purpose of attending a state university, a Florida College
51 System institution, a career center operated by a school
52 district under s. 1001.44, or a charter technical career center
53 to Chapman Partnership, Inc., for programs that provide relief
54 from poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Scholarships shall be
55 awarded through a competitive application process overseen by a
56 scholarship program committee composed of one representative
57 from a PACE Center for Girls, one representative from Children
58 of Inmates, Inc., one representative from Living Stones
59 International, Inc., and one representative from the executive
60 team or board of The Dream Foundation, Inc. Fiscal oversight of
61 the scholarship program shall be performed by a certified public
62 accounting firm.
63 4. Up to 5 percent may be distributed by the department on
64 behalf of The Dream Foundation, Inc., to The Martin Luther King,
65 Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., as a royalty for
66 the use of the image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
67 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2022.