Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/CS/HB 545, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
               Floor: 1d/AD/2R         .                                
             05/04/2017 10:55 AM       .                                

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (183848) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 2439 and 2440
    5  insert:
    6         Section 49. Effective October 1, 2020, paragraph (a) of
    7  subsection (8) of section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, is
    8  amended to read:
    9         320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
   10         (8)(a) The department must discontinue the issuance of an
   11  approved specialty license plate if the number of valid
   12  specialty plate registrations falls below 2,500 1,000 plates for
   13  at least 12 consecutive months. A warning letter shall be mailed
   14  to the sponsoring organization following the first month in
   15  which the total number of valid specialty plate registrations is
   16  below 2,500 1,000 plates. This paragraph does not apply to
   17  collegiate license plates established under s. 320.08058(3),
   18  license plates of institutions in and entities of the State
   19  University System, specialty license plates that have statutory
   20  eligibility limitations for purchase, or Florida Professional
   21  Sports Team License plates established under s. 320.08058(9).
   22         Section 50. Subsection (10) is added to section 320.131,
   23  Florida Statutes, to read:
   24         320.131 Temporary tags.—
   25         (10) Beginning October 1, 2017, the department may partner
   26  with a county tax collector to conduct a Fleet Vehicle Temporary
   27  Tag pilot program to provide temporary tags to fleet companies
   28  to allow them to operate fleet vehicles awaiting a permanent
   29  registration and title.
   30         (a) The department shall establish a memorandum of
   31  understanding that allows a maximum of three companies to
   32  participate in the pilot program to receive multiple temporary
   33  tags for company fleet vehicles.
   34         (b) To participate in the program a fleet company must have
   35  a minimum of 3,500 fleet vehicles registered in this state that
   36  qualify to be registered as fleet vehicles pursuant to s.
   37  320.0657.
   38         (c) The department may issue up to 50 temporary tags at a
   39  time to an eligible fleet company, if requested by such company.
   40         (d) The temporary tags are for exclusive use for a vehicle
   41  purchased for the company’s fleet, and may not be used on any
   42  other vehicle.
   43         (e) Each temporary plate may be used by only one vehicle
   44  and each vehicle may only use one temporary plate.
   45         (f) Upon issuance of the vehicle’s permanent license plate
   46  and registration, the temporary tag becomes invalid and must be
   47  removed from the vehicle and destroyed.
   48         (g) Upon a finding by the department that a temporary tag
   49  has been misused by a fleet company under this program, the
   50  department may terminate the memorandum of understanding with
   51  the company, invalidate all temporary tags issued to the company
   52  under this program, and require such company to return any
   53  unused temporary tags.
   54         (h) This subsection is repealed on October 1, 2019, unless
   55  saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.
   56         Section 51. Subsection (2) of section 324.032, Florida
   57  Statutes, is amended to read:
   58         324.032 Manner of proving financial responsibility; for
   59  hire passenger transportation vehicles.—Notwithstanding the
   60  provisions of s. 324.031:
   61         (2) An owner or a lessee who is required to maintain
   62  insurance under s. 324.021(9)(b) and who operates at least 150
   63  300 taxicabs, limousines, jitneys, or any other for-hire
   64  passenger transportation vehicles may provide financial
   65  responsibility by complying with the provisions of s. 324.171,
   66  such compliance to be demonstrated by maintaining at its
   67  principal place of business an audited financial statement,
   68  prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting
   69  principles, and providing to the department a certification
   70  issued by a certified public accountant that the applicant’s net
   71  worth is at least equal to the requirements of s. 324.171 as
   72  determined by the Office of Insurance Regulation of the
   73  Financial Services Commission, including claims liabilities in
   74  an amount certified as adequate by a Fellow of the Casualty
   75  Actuarial Society.
   77  Upon request by the department, the applicant must provide the
   78  department at the applicant’s principal place of business in
   79  this state access to the applicant’s underlying financial
   80  information and financial statements that provide the basis of
   81  the certified public accountant’s certification. The applicant
   82  shall reimburse the requesting department for all reasonable
   83  costs incurred by it in reviewing the supporting information.
   84  The maximum amount of self-insurance permissible under this
   85  subsection is $300,000 and must be stated on a per-occurrence
   86  basis, and the applicant shall maintain adequate excess
   87  insurance issued by an authorized or eligible insurer licensed
   88  or approved by the Office of Insurance Regulation. All risks
   89  self-insured shall remain with the owner or lessee providing it,
   90  and the risks are not transferable to any other person, unless a
   91  policy complying with subsection (1) is obtained.
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   94  And the title is amended as follows:
   95         Between lines 2735 and 2736
   96  insert:
   97         amending s. 320.08056, F.S.; revising provisions for
   98         discontinuing issuance of a specialty license plate;
   99         providing applicability; amending s. 320.131, F.S.;
  100         creating a Fleet Vehicle Temporary Tag pilot program,
  101         subject to certain requirements; amending s. 324.032,
  102         F.S.; decreasing the amount of taxicabs, limousines,
  103         jitneys, or any other for-hire passenger
  104         transportation vehicles which an owner or a lessee
  105         operates to be able to provide certain financial
  106         responsibility;