Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1986
       By Senator Ring
       32-01518-10                                           20101986__
    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 Go Green
    4         license plate; establishing an annual use fee for the
    5         plate; providing for the distribution of use fees
    6         received from the sale of the plate; providing an
    7         effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (rrr) is added to subsection (4) of
   12  section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
   14         (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
   15  collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
   16         (rrr)Go Green license plate, $25.
   17         Section 2. Subsection (70) is added to section 320.08058,
   18  Florida Statutes, to read:
   19         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   20         (70)GO GREEN LICENSE PLATES.—
   21         (a)The department shall develop a Go Green license plate
   22  as provided in this section. The plates must bear the colors and
   23  design approved by the department. The word “Florida” must
   24  appear at the top of the plate, and the words “Go Green” must
   25  appear at the bottom of the plate.
   26         (b)The annual use fees shall be distributed to the
   27  Coalition for Renewable Energy Solutions, Inc., which shall
   28  administer the fees as follows:
   29         1.The coalition shall retain the first $60,000 of the
   30  annual use fees as direct reimbursement for administrative
   31  costs, startup costs, and costs incurred in the development and
   32  approval of the plates. Thereafter, up to 10 percent of the
   33  annual use fees may be used for administrative costs directly
   34  associated with the operation of the coalition and promotion and
   35  marketing of the plate.
   36         2.Any remaining funds shall be used by the coalition to
   37  fund programs and projects that publicize renewable energy
   38  solutions and encourage a cleaner and safer environmental
   39  future, as follows:
   40         a. Up to 40 percent to fund the “Go Green Florida” Grants
   41  and Awards Program, including monetary grants and recognition
   42  awards to public and private persons and organizations and to
   43  subsidize efforts to reduce energy consumption and raise
   44  awareness of alternative energy-efficiency practices.
   45         b. Up to 25 percent to fund education and outreach programs
   46  that publicize renewable energy solutions for households and
   47  businesses and educate home and business owners about the
   48  environmental and financial benefits of innovative green
   49  technologies and practices.
   50         c. Up to 25 percent to fund educational programs and
   51  materials that emphasize sustainable development practices,
   52  including recycling, energy efficiency and consumption, and
   53  other green practices.
   54         Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2010.