Florida Senate - 2013                       CS for CS for SB 274
       By the Committees on Rules; and Transportation; and Senators
       Dean, Evers, and Latvala
       595-03971-13                                           2013274c2
    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         annual 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 annual use fees from
   27  the sale of such plates until all startup costs for developing
   28  and issuing the plates have been recovered. Thereafter, the
   29  license plate annual use fees shall be distributed to the
   30  Masonic Home Endowment Fund, Inc., which may use a maximum of 10
   31  percent of the proceeds to promote and market the plate. The
   32  remainder of the proceeds shall be used by the Masonic Home
   33  Endowment Fund, Inc., to invest and reinvest and use the
   34  interest for the operation of the Masonic Home of Florida, a
   35  five-star facility dedicated to the care of Masons and their
   36  families.
   37         Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2013.