Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1374
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/04/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and
       Domestic Security (Perry) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 44 - 175
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 2. Effective October 1, 2017, paragraph (ffff) is
    6  added to subsection (4) of section 320.08056, Florida Statutes,
    7  to read:
    8         320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
    9         (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
   10  collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
   11         (ffff)Ethical Ecotourism license plate, $25.
   12         Section 3. Effective October 1, 2017, subsection (84) is
   13  added to section 320.08058, Florida Statutes, to read:
   14         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   16         (a) The department shall develop an Ethical Ecotourism
   17  license plate as provided in this section and s. 320.08053. The
   18  word “Florida” must appear at the top of the plate, and words
   19  that are approved by the department must appear at the bottom of
   20  the plate.
   21         (b) The annual use fees from the sale of the plate shall be
   22  distributed equally between the Florida Society for Ethical
   23  Ecotourism and Paddle Florida, Inc., each of which may use up to
   24  10 percent of the proceeds for administrative costs and
   25  marketing of the plate. The balance of the annual use fees shall
   26  be used by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism to provide
   27  environmental education and awareness that encourages behaviors
   28  that contribute to the sustainability of Florida’s natural
   29  ecosystems and resources and Paddle Florida, Inc., to raise
   30  awareness about water conservation, wildlife preservation,
   31  restoration of springs, and protection of waterways in this
   32  state.
   33         Section 4. Section 320.089, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   34  read:
   35         320.089 Veterans of the United States Armed Forces; members
   36  of National Guard; survivors of Pearl Harbor; Purple Heart and
   37  Bronze Star medal recipients; active or retired United States
   38  Armed Forces reservists; Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Medical
   39  Badge, or Combat Action Badge recipients; Combat Action Ribbon
   40  recipients; Air Force Combat Action Medal recipients;
   41  Distinguished Flying Cross recipients; former prisoners of war;
   42  Korean War Veterans; Vietnam War Veterans; Operation Desert
   43  Shield Veterans; Operation Desert Storm Veterans; Operation
   44  Enduring Freedom Veterans; Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans;
   45  Women Veterans; World War II Veterans; and Navy Submariners;
   46  special license plates; fee.—
   47         (1)(a) Each owner or lessee of an automobile or truck for
   48  private use or recreational vehicle as specified in s.
   49  320.08(9)(c) or (d), which is not used for hire or commercial
   50  use, who is a resident of the state and a veteran of the United
   51  States Armed Forces, a Woman Veteran, a World War II Veteran, a
   52  Navy Submariner, an active or retired member of the Florida
   53  National Guard, a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a
   54  recipient of the Purple Heart medal, a recipient of the Bronze
   55  Star medal, an active or retired member of any branch of the
   56  United States Armed Forces Reserve, or a recipient of the Combat
   57  Infantry Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge,
   58  Combat Action Ribbon, Air Force Combat Action Medal, or
   59  Distinguished Flying Cross, upon application to the department,
   60  accompanied by proof of release or discharge from any branch of
   61  the United States Armed Forces, proof of active membership or
   62  retired status in the Florida National Guard, proof of
   63  membership in the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association or proof of
   64  active military duty in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, proof
   65  of being a Purple Heart or Bronze Star medal recipient, proof of
   66  active or retired membership in any branch of the United States
   67  Armed Forces Reserve, or proof of membership in the Combat
   68  Infantrymen’s Association, Inc., proof of being a recipient of
   69  the Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action
   70  Badge, Combat Action Ribbon, Air Force Combat Action Medal, or
   71  Distinguished Flying Cross, and upon payment of the license tax
   72  for the vehicle as provided in s. 320.08, shall be issued a
   73  license plate as provided by s. 320.06 which, in lieu of the
   74  serial numbers prescribed by s. 320.06, is stamped with the
   75  words “Veteran,” “Woman Veteran,” “WWII Veteran,” “Navy
   76  Submariner,” “National Guard,” “Pearl Harbor Survivor,” “Combat
   77  wounded veteran,” “U.S. Reserve,” “Combat Infantry Badge,”
   78  “Combat Medical Badge,” “Combat Action Badge,” “Combat Action
   79  Ribbon,” “Air Force Combat Action Medal,” or “Distinguished
   80  Flying Cross,” as appropriate, and a likeness of the related
   81  campaign medal or badge, followed by the serial number of the
   82  license plate. Additionally, the Purple Heart plate may have the
   83  words “Purple Heart” stamped on the plate and the likeness of
   84  the Purple Heart medal appearing on the plate. A recipient of
   85  the Bronze Star shall be issued a license plate stamped with the
   86  term “Bronze Star” and a likeness of the Bronze Star medal
   87  followed by the serial number of the license plate. A Bronze
   88  Star combat recipient shall be issued a license plate stamped
   89  with the term “Bronze Star” and a likeness of the Bronze Star
   90  medal with a “Combat V” emblem followed by the serial number of
   91  the license plate.
   92         (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
   93  contrary, beginning with fiscal year 2002-2003 and annually
   94  thereafter, the first $100,000 in general revenue generated from
   95  the sale of license plates issued under this section shall be
   96  deposited into the Grants and Donations Trust Fund, as described
   97  in s. 296.38(2), to be used for the purposes established by law
   98  for that trust fund. Any additional general revenue generated
   99  from the sale of such plates shall be deposited into the State
  100  Homes for Veterans Trust Fund and used solely to construct,
  101  operate, and maintain domiciliary and nursing homes for
  102  veterans, subject to the requirements of chapter 216.
  103         (c) Any revenue generated from the sale of Woman Veteran
  104  license plates must be deposited into the Operations and
  105  Maintenance Trust Fund administered by the Department of
  106  Veterans’ Affairs pursuant to s. 20.375(3) and must be used
  107  solely for the purpose of creating and implementing programs to
  108  benefit women veterans. Notwithstanding any provisions of law to
  109  the contrary, an applicant for a Pearl Harbor Survivor license
  110  plate or a Purple Heart license plate who also qualifies for a
  111  disabled veteran’s license plate under s. 320.084 shall be
  112  issued the appropriate special license plate without payment of
  113  the license tax imposed by s. 320.08.
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  116  And the title is amended as follows:
  117         Delete lines 6 - 21
  118  and insert:
  119         320.08056, F.S.; establishing an annual use fee for
  120         the Ethical Ecotourism license plate; amending s.
  121         320.08058, F.S.; directing the Department of Highway
  122         Safety and Motor Vehicles to develop the Ethical
  123         Ecotourism license plate; providing for distribution
  124         and use of fees collected from the sale of the plate;
  125         amending s. 320.089, F.S.; creating a special license
  126         plate for recipients of the Bronze Star medal;
  127         providing parameters for the design of the plate;
  128         providing effective