Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 132
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  02/18/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Between lines 19 and 20
    4  insert:
    5         (70) ST. JOHNS RIVER LICENSE PLATES.—
    6         (b) The requirements of s. 320.08053 must be met prior to
    7  the issuance of the plate. Thereafter, the license plate annual
    8  use fees shall be distributed to the St. Johns River Alliance,
    9  Inc., a s. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which shall
   10  administer the fees as follows:
   11         1. The St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., shall retain the
   12  first $60,000 of the annual use fees as direct reimbursement for
   13  administrative costs, startup costs, and costs incurred in the
   14  development and approval process. Thereafter, up to 10 percent
   15  of the annual use fee revenue may be used for administrative
   16  costs directly associated with education programs, conservation,
   17  research, and grant administration of the organization, and up
   18  to 10 percent may be used for promotion and marketing of the
   19  specialty license plate.
   20         2. At least 30 percent of the fees shall be available for
   21  competitive grants for targeted community-based or county-based
   22  research or projects for which state funding is limited or not
   23  currently available. The remaining 50 percent shall be directed
   24  toward community outreach and access programs. The competitive
   25  grants shall be administered and approved by the board of
   26  directors of the St. Johns River Alliance, Inc. A grant advisory
   27  committee shall be composed of six members chosen by the St.
   28  Johns River Alliance board members.
   29         3. Any remaining funds shall be distributed with the
   30  approval of and accountability to the board of directors of the
   31  St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., and shall be used to support
   32  activities contributing to education, outreach, and springs
   33  conservation.
   34  4. Effective July 1, 2014, the St. Johns River license plate
   35  will shift into the presale voucher phase, as provided in s.
   36  320.08053(3)(b). The St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., shall have
   37  24 months to record a minimum of 1,000 sales of the license
   38  plates. Sales include existing active plates and vouchers sold
   39  subsequent to July 1, 2014. During the voucher period, new
   40  plates may not be issued, but existing plates may be renewed.
   41  If, at the conclusion of the 24-month presale period, the
   42  requirement of a minimum of 1,000 sales has been met, the
   43  department shall resume normal distribution of the St. Johns
   44  River specialty plate. If, after 24 months, the minimum of 1,000
   45  sales has not been met, the department shall discontinue the
   46  development and issuance of the plate. This subparagraph is
   47  repealed June 30, 2016.
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   50  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   51         Delete lines 17 - 18
   52  and insert:
   53  Section 2. Paragraph (b) of subsection (70) of section
   54  320.08058, Florida Statutes, is amended, and subsection (83) is
   55  added to that section, to read:
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   58  And the title is amended as follows:
   59         Delete line 3
   60  and insert:
   61         s. 320.08056, F.S.; authorizing the collection of
   62         annual use fees for the Fallen Law Enforcement
   63         Officers license plate; amending s. 320.08058, F.S.;
   64         requiring the St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., to
   65         record a certain number of sales within a specified
   66         timeframe; requiring the Department of Highway Safety
   67         and Motor Vehicles to discontinue the plate under
   68         certain circumstances; providing for repeal on a
   69         specified date; creating a Fallen