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. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 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.