HB 1043

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to license plates; amending ss. 320.08056
3and 320.08058, F.S.; creating the Go Green license plate;
4establishing an annual use fee for the plate; providing
5for the distribution of use fees received from the sale of
6the plate; providing an effective date.
8Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10     Section 1.  Paragraph (rrr) is added to subsection (4) of
11section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, to read:
12     320.08056  Specialty license plates.-
13     (4)  The following license plate annual use fees shall be
14collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
15     (rrr)  Go Green license plate, $25.
16     Section 2.  Subsection (70) is added to section 320.08058,
17Florida Statutes, to read:
18     320.08058  Specialty license plates.-
20     (a)  The department shall develop a Go Green license plate
21as provided in this section. The plates must bear the colors and
22design approved by the department. The word "Florida" must
23appear at the top of the plate, and the words "Go Green" must
24appear at the bottom of the plate.
25     (b)  The annual use fees shall be distributed to the
26Coalition for Renewable Energy Solutions, Inc., which shall
27administer the fees as follows:
28     1.  The coalition shall retain the first $60,000 of the
29annual use fees as direct reimbursement for administrative
30costs, startup costs, and costs incurred in the development and
31approval of the plates. Thereafter, up to 10 percent of the
32annual use fees may be used for administrative costs directly
33associated with the operation of the coalition and promotion and
34marketing of the plate.
35     2.  Any remaining funds shall be used by the coalition to
36fund programs and projects that publicize renewable energy
37solutions and encourage a cleaner and safer environmental
38future, as follows:
39     a.  Up to 40 percent to fund the "Go Green Florida" Grants
40and Awards Program, including monetary grants and recognition
41awards to public and private persons and organizations and to
42subsidize efforts to reduce energy consumption and raise
43awareness of alternative energy-efficiency practices.
44     b.  Up to 25 percent to fund education and outreach
45programs that publicize renewable energy solutions for
46households and businesses and educate home and business owners
47about the environmental and financial benefits of innovative
48green technologies and practices.
49     c.  Up to 25 percent to fund educational programs and
50materials that emphasize sustainable development practices,
51including recycling, energy efficiency and consumption, and
52other green practices.
53     Section 3.  This act shall take effect October 1, 2010.

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