Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 632
       By Senator Soto
       14-00681-13                                            2013632__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Florida Wildflower license
    3         plate; amending s. 320.08056, F.S.; revising the
    4         annual use fee for the Florida Wildflower license
    5         plate; amending s. 320.08058, F.S.; revising the
    6         amount of proceeds from the sale of the plate that may
    7         be used to pay certain costs; providing an effective
    8         date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (aa) of subsection (4) of section
   13  320.08056, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
   15         (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
   16  collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
   17         (aa) Florida Wildflower license plate, $25 $15.
   18         Section 2. Subsection (27) of section 320.08058, Florida
   19  Statutes, is amended to read:
   20         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   22         (a) The department shall develop a Florida Wildflower
   23  license plate as provided in this section. The word “Florida”
   24  must appear at the top of the plate, and the words “State
   25  Wildflower” and “coreopsis” must appear at the bottom of the
   26  plate.
   27         (b) The annual use fees shall be distributed to the Florida
   28  Wildflower Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation under s.
   29  501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The proceeds must be
   30  used to establish native Florida wildflower research programs,
   31  wildflower educational programs, and wildflower grant programs
   32  to municipal, county, and community-based groups in this state.
   33         1. The Florida Wildflower Foundation, Inc., shall develop
   34  procedures of operation, research contracts, education and
   35  marketing programs, and wildflower planting grants for Florida
   36  native wildflowers, plants, and grasses.
   37         2. A maximum of 20 15 percent of the proceeds from the sale
   38  of such plates may be used for administrative and marketing
   39  costs.
   40         3. If the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Inc., ceases to be
   41  an active nonprofit corporation under s. 501(c)(3) of the
   42  Internal Revenue Code, the proceeds from the annual use fee
   43  shall be deposited into the General Inspection Trust Fund
   44  created within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer
   45  Services. Any funds held by the Florida Wildflower Foundation,
   46  Inc., must be promptly transferred to the General Inspection
   47  Trust Fund. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
   48  shall use and administer the proceeds from the use fee in the
   49  manner specified in this paragraph.
   50         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.