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HB 185 — Redirection of Fees to Tax Collectors

by Rep. Mariano and others (SB 322 by Senators Book and Baxley)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)

The bill authorizes tax collectors to retain a portion of fees currently deposited in the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund when the tax collectors administer subsequent driver license examinations or reinstate driver licenses. Specifically, tax collectors would retain:

  • $10, less the general revenue (GR) service charge, for administering a subsequent knowledge test as part of the driver license examination;
  • $20, less the GR service charge, for administering a subsequent skills test as part of the driver license examination;
  • $15, less the GR service charge, of the $45 fee for processing a reinstatement of a suspended driver license; and
  • $20, less the GR service charge, of the $75 fee for processing a reinstatement of a disqualified or revoked driver license.

The GR service charge is provided in s. 215.20, F.S., and is currently eight percent.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 107-0