Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 724
       By Senator Perry
       8-00965-22                                             2022724__
    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
   25  manner:
   26         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.