Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1478
       By Senator Baker
       20-00884B-10                                          20101478__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to license plates; amending ss.
    3         320.08056 and 320.08058, F.S.; creating the Veterans
    4         of Foreign Wars license plate; establishing an annual
    5         use fee for the plate; providing for the distribution
    6         of use fees received from the sale of the plates;
    7         providing for the creation of a voucher program that
    8         provides for the presale of the plates; requiring that
    9         applicable fees be paid before a voucher is issued;
   10         requiring that a minimum number of voucher
   11         applications be submitted before the license plate is
   12         issued; providing an effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Paragraph (rrr) is added to subsection (4) of
   17  section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, to read:
   18         320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
   19         (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
   20  collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
   21         (rrr)Veterans of Foreign Wars license plate, $25.
   22         Section 2. Subsection (70) is added to section 320.08058,
   23  Florida Statutes, to read:
   24         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   26         (a)The department shall develop a Veterans of Foreign Wars
   27  license plate as provided in this section. The plates must bear
   28  the colors and design approved by the department and must
   29  incorporate the Great Seal of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of
   30  the United States as described in Art. VIII, s. 801 of the
   31  Congressional Charter and By-Laws of the Veterans of Foreign
   32  Wars of the United States. The word “Florida” must appear at the
   33  top of the plate, and the words “Veterans of Foreign Wars” must
   34  appear at the bottom of the plate.
   35         (b) The department shall retain all revenues from the sale
   36  of such plates until all startup costs for developing and
   37  issuing the plates have been recovered. Thereafter, 100 percent
   38  of the annual use fees shall be distributed to Veterans of
   39  Foreign Wars, Department of Florida, and not less than 50
   40  percent of those fees shall be used to support the Voice of
   41  Democracy and Patriots’ Pen Scholarship programs and to support
   42  high school and college ROTC programs.
   43         (c) By January 1, 2011, the department shall establish a
   44  voucher program to issue vouchers to provide for the presale of
   45  the plate if an application fee of $10,000 is paid by the
   46  sponsor by December 1, 2010.
   47         (d) The processing fee as prescribed in s. 320.08056, the
   48  service charge and branch charge as prescribed in s. 320.04, and
   49  the annual use fee as prescribed in s. 320.08056 must be paid
   50  before a voucher is issued. All other applicable fees must be
   51  paid when the plates are issued.
   52         (e)If, within 24 months after the voucher program begins,
   53  a minimum of 1,000 voucher applications and required fees are
   54  submitted to the department, it shall begin issuing the plates.
   55  If this requirement is not met, the plate shall be automatically
   56  deauthorized, the department shall discontinue development of
   57  the plate and issuance of the presale vouchers, and shall notify
   58  purchasers of the vouchers that they may receive a refund of
   59  their deposit or use the deposit as a credit toward the purchase
   60  of any other specialty plate.
   61         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.