Florida Senate - 2013                              CS for SB 274
       By the Committee on Transportation; and Senators Dean, Evers,
       and Latvala
       596-02854-13                                           2013274c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to specialty license plates; amending
    3         ss. 320.08056 and 320.08058, F.S.; creating a
    4         Freemasonry license plate; establishing an annual use
    5         fee for the plate; providing for the distribution of
    6         use fees received from the sale of such plates;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (aaaa) 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         (aaaa) Freemasonry license plate, $25.
   17         Section 2. Subsection (79) is added to section 320.08058,
   18  Florida Statutes, to read:
   19         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   21         (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 320.08053, the
   22  department shall develop a Freemasonry license plate as provided
   23  in this section. The word “Florida” must appear at the top of
   24  the plate, and the words “In God We Trust” must appear at the
   25  bottom of the plate.
   26         (b) The department shall retain all revenues from the sale
   27  of such plates until all startup costs for developing and
   28  issuing the plates have been recovered. Thereafter, the license
   29  plate annual use fees shall be distributed to the Masonic Home
   30  Endowment Fund, Inc., which may use a maximum of 10 percent of
   31  the proceeds to promote and market the plate. The remainder of
   32  the proceeds shall be used by the Masonic Home Endowment Fund,
   33  Inc., to invest and reinvest and use the interest for the
   34  operation of the Masonic Home of Florida, a five-star facility
   35  dedicated to the care of Masons and their families.
   36         Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2013.