Florida Senate - 2019 SB 664 By Senator Brandes 24-00937-19 2019664__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to fees; amending s. 320.06, F.S.; 3 creating a fee for an initial validation sticker and 4 any renewed validation sticker for a vehicle 5 registered in accordance with the International 6 Registration Plan; providing a contingent effective 7 date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Effective upon becoming a law, paragraph (b) of 12 subsection (1) of section 320.06, Florida Statutes, as amended 13 by SB ___, 2019 Regular Session, is amended to read: 14 320.06 Registration certificates, license plates, and 15 validation stickers generally.— 16 (1) 17 (b)1. Registration license plates bearing a graphic symbol 18 and the alphanumeric system of identification shall be issued 19 for a 10-year period. At the end of the 10-year period, upon 20 renewal, the plate shall be replaced. The department shall 21 extend the scheduled license plate replacement date from a 6 22 year period to a 10-year period. The fee for such replacement is 23 $28, $2.80 of which shall be paid each year before the plate is 24 replaced, to be credited toward the next $28 replacement fee. 25 The fees shall be deposited into the Highway Safety Operating 26 Trust Fund. A credit or refund may not be given for any prior 27 years’ payments of the prorated replacement fee if the plate is 28 replaced or surrendered before the end of the 10-year period, 29 except that a credit may be given if a registrant is required by 30 the department to replace a license plate under s. 31 320.08056(8)(a). With each license plate, a validation sticker 32 shall be issued showing the owner’s birth month, license plate 33 number, and the year of expiration or the appropriate renewal 34 period if the owner is not a natural person. The validation 35 sticker shall be placed on the upper right corner of the license 36 plate. The license plate and validation sticker shall be issued 37 based on the applicant’s appropriate renewal period. The 38 registration period is 12 months, the extended registration 39 period is 24 months, and all expirations occur based on the 40 applicant’s appropriate registration period. 41 2. Before October 1, 2019, a vehicle that has an 42 apportioned registration shall be issued an annual license plate 43 and a cab card denoting the declared gross vehicle weight. 44 3. Beginning October 1, 2020, a vehicle registered in 45 accordance with the International Registration Plan shall be 46 issued a license plate for a 5-year period, an annual cab card 47 denoting the declared gross vehicle weight, and an annual 48 validation sticker showing the month and year of expiration. The 49 validation sticker must be placed in the center of the license 50 plate. The license plate and validation sticker must be issued 51 based on the applicant’s appropriate renewal period. The fee for 52 the initial validation sticker and any renewed validation 53 sticker is $28. This fee must be deposited into the Highway 54 Safety Operating Trust Fund. A damaged or worn license plate may 55 be replaced at no charge by applying to the department and 56 surrendering the current license plate. 57 4. In order to retain the efficient administration of the 58 taxes and fees imposed by this chapter, the 80-cent fee increase 59 in the replacement fee imposed by chapter 2009-71, Laws of 60 Florida, is negated as provided in s. 320.0804. 61 Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that 62 SB ___ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 63 is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension 64 thereof and becomes a law.