Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. PCS (314566) for CS for SB 784
Senate . House
Comm: WD .
The Committee on Appropriations (Gainer) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete lines 1081 - 1103
4 and insert:
5 Section 19. Paragraphs (ee), (eee), (qqq), and (rrr) of
6 subsection (4) of section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, are
7 amended, paragraph (bbbb) is added to that subsection, and
8 paragraph (a) of subsection (10) of that section is amended, to
10 320.08056 Specialty license plates.—
11 (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
12 collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
(ee) American Red Cross license plate, $25.
14 (eee) Donate Organs-Pass It On license plate, $25.
15 (qqq) St. Johns River license plate, $25.
16 (rrr) Hispanic Achievers license plate, $25.
17 (bbbb) Florida State Beekeepers Association license plate,
19 (10)(a) A specialty license plate annual use fee collected
20 and distributed under this chapter, or any interest earned from
21 those fees, may not be used for commercial or for-profit
22 activities nor for general or administrative expenses, except as
23 authorized by s. 320.08058 or to pay the cost of the audit or
24 report required by s. 320.08062(1). The fees and any interest
25 earned from the fees may be expended only for use in this state
26 unless the annual use fee is derived from the sale of United
27 States Armed Forces and veterans-related specialty license
28 plates pursuant to paragraphs (4)(d), (bb), (kk), (iii), and
29 (uuu) (ll) , (kkk) , and (yyy) and s. 320.0891.
30 Section 20. Subsections (31), (57), (69), (70) of section
31 320.08058, Florida Statutes, are amended, and a new subsection
32 (80) is added to that section, to read:
33 320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
34 (31) AMERICAN RED CROSS LICENSE PLATES.—
35 (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 320.08053, the
36 department shall develop an American Red Cross license plate as
37 provided in this section. The word “Florida” must appear at the
38 top of the plate, and the words “American Red Cross” must appear
39 at the bottom of the plate.
40 (b) The department shall retain all revenues from the sale
41 of such plates until all startup costs for developing and
42 issuing the plates have been recovered. Thereafter, 50 percent
43 of the annual use fees shall be distributed to the American Red
44 Cross Chapter of Central Florida, with statistics on sales of
45 license plates, which are tabulated by county. The American Red
46 Cross Chapter of Central Florida must distribute to each of the
47 chapters in this state the moneys received from sales in the
48 counties covered by the respective chapters, which moneys must
49 be used for education and disaster relief in Florida. Fifty
50 percent of the annual use fees shall be distributed
51 proportionately to the three statewide approved poison control
52 centers for purposes of combating bioterrorism and other poison
53 related purposes.
54 (57) DONATE ORGANS-PASS IT ON LICENSE PLATES.—
55 (a) The department shall develop a Donate Organs-Pass It On
56 license plate as provided in this section. The word “Florida”
57 must appear at the top of the plate, and the words “Donate
58 Organs-Pass It On” must appear at the bottom of the plate.
59 (b) The annual use fees shall be distributed to Transplant
60 Foundation, Inc., and shall use up to 10 percent of the proceeds
61 from the annual use fee for marketing and administrative costs
62 that are directly associated with the management and
63 distribution of the proceeds. The remaining proceeds shall be
64 used to provide statewide grants for patient services, including
65 preoperative, rehabilitative, and housing assistance; organ
66 donor education and awareness programs; and statewide medical
68 (69) ST. JOHNS RIVER LICENSE PLATES.—
69 (a) The department shall develop a St. Johns River license
70 plate as provided in this section. The St. Johns River license
71 plates must bear the colors and design approved by the
72 department. The word “Florida” must appear at the top of the
73 plate, and the words “St. Johns River” must appear at the bottom
74 of the plate.
75 (b) The requirements of s. 320.08053 must be met prior to
76 the issuance of the plate. Thereafter, the license plate annual
77 use fees shall be distributed to the St. Johns River Alliance,
78 Inc., a s. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which shall
79 administer the fees as follows:
80 1. The St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., shall retain the
81 first $60,000 of the annual use fees as direct reimbursement for
82 administrative costs, startup costs, and costs incurred in the
83 development and approval process. Thereafter, up to 10 percent
84 of the annual use fee revenue may be used for administrative
85 costs directly associated with education programs, conservation,
86 research, and grant administration of the organization, and up
87 to 10 percent may be used for promotion and marketing of the
88 specialty license plate.
89 2. At least 30 percent of the fees shall be available for
90 competitive grants for targeted community-based or county-based
91 research or projects for which state funding is limited or not
92 currently available. The remaining 50 percent shall be directed
93 toward community outreach and access programs. The competitive
94 grants shall be administered and approved by the board of
95 directors of the St. Johns River Alliance, Inc. A grant advisory
96 committee shall be composed of six members chosen by the St.
97 Johns River Alliance board members.
98 3. Any remaining funds shall be distributed with the
99 approval of and accountability to the board of directors of the
100 St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., and shall be used to support
101 activities contributing to education, outreach, and springs
103 4. Effective July 1, 2014, the St. Johns River license
104 plate will shift into the presale voucher phase, as provided in
105 s. 320.08053(2)(b). The St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., shall
106 have 24 months to record a minimum of 1,000 sales of the license
107 plates. Sales include existing active plates and vouchers sold
108 subsequent to July 1, 2014. During the voucher period, new
109 plates may not be issued, but existing plates may be renewed.
110 If, at the conclusion of the 24-month presale period, the
111 requirement of a minimum of 1,000 sales has been met, the
112 department shall resume normal distribution of the St. Johns
113 River specialty plate. If, after 24 months, the minimum of 1,000
114 sales has not been met, the department shall discontinue the
115 development and issuance of the plate. This subparagraph is
116 repealed June 30, 2016.
117 (70) HISPANIC ACHIEVERS LICENSE PLATES.—
118 (a) Notwithstanding the requirements of s. 320.08053, the
119 department shall develop a Hispanic Achievers license plate as
120 provided in this section. The plate must bear the colors and
121 design approved by the department. The word “Florida” must
122 appear at the top of the plate, and the words “Hispanic
123 Achievers” must appear at the bottom of the plate.
124 (b) The proceeds from the license plate annual use fee
125 shall be distributed to National Hispanic Corporate Achievers,
126 Inc., a nonprofit corporation under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal
127 Revenue Code, to fund grants to nonprofit organizations to
128 operate programs and provide scholarships and for marketing the
129 Hispanic Achievers license plate. National Hispanic Corporate
130 Achievers, Inc., shall establish a Hispanic Achievers Grant
131 Council that shall provide recommendations for statewide grants
132 from available Hispanic Achievers license plate proceeds to
133 nonprofit organizations for programs and scholarships for
134 Hispanic and minority Floridians. National Hispanic Corporate
135 Achievers, Inc., shall also establish a Hispanic Achievers
136 License Plate Fund. Moneys in the fund shall be used by the
137 grant council as provided in this paragraph. All funds received
138 under this subsection must be used in this state.
139 (c) National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, Inc., may retain
140 all proceeds from the annual use fee until documented startup
141 costs for developing and establishing the plate have been
142 recovered. Thereafter, the proceeds from the annual use fee
143 shall be used as follows:
144 1. Up to 5 percent of the proceeds may be used for the cost
145 of administration of the Hispanic Achievers License Plate Fund,
146 the Hispanic Achievers Grant Council, and related matters.
147 2. Funds may be used as necessary for annual audit or
148 compliance affidavit costs.
149 3. Up to 20 percent of the proceeds may be used to market
150 and promote the Hispanic Achievers license plate.
151 4. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds shall be used by the
152 Hispanic Corporate Achievers, Inc., located in Seminole County,
153 for grants.
154 5. The remaining proceeds shall be available to the
155 Hispanic Achievers Grant Council to award grants for services,
156 programs, or scholarships for Hispanic and minority individuals
157 and organizations throughout Florida. All grant recipients must
158 provide to the Hispanic Achievers Grant Council an annual
159 program and financial report regarding the use of grant funds.
160 Such reports must be available to the public.
161 (d) Effective July 1, 2014, the Hispanic Achievers license
162 plate will shift into the presale voucher phase, as provided in
163 s. 320.08053(2)(b). National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, Inc.,
164 shall have 24 months to record a minimum of 1,000 sales. Sales
165 include existing active plates and vouchers sold subsequent to
166 July 1, 2014. During the voucher period, new plates may not be
167 issued, but existing plates may be renewed. If, at the
168 conclusion of the 24-month presale period, the requirement of a
169 minimum of 1,000 sales has been met, the department shall resume
170 normal distribution of the Hispanic Achievers license plate. If,
171 after 24 months, the minimum of 1,000 sales has not been met,
172 the department shall discontinue the Hispanic Achievers license
173 plate. This subsection is repealed June 30, 2016.
174 (80) FLORIDA STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION LICENSE PLATES.—
175 (a) The department shall develop a Florida State Beekeepers
176 Association license plate as provided in this section and s.
177 320.08053. The plate must bear the colors and design approved by
178 the department. The word “Florida” must appear at the top of the
179 plate, and the words “Save the Bees” must appear at the bottom
180 of the plate.
181 (b) The annual use fees shall be distributed to the Florida
182 State Beekeepers Association, a Florida nonprofit corporation.
183 The Florida State Beekeepers Association may use up to 18
184 percent of the annual use fees for:
185 1. Direct reimbursement for administrative costs, startup
186 costs, and costs incurred in the development and approval
187 process of the license plate. All vendors associated with the
188 administrative costs shall be selected by competitive bid.
189 2. Promotion and marketing costs of the license plate.
190 (c) The remaining funds shall be distributed to the Florida
191 State Beekeepers Association and shall be used to raise
192 awareness of the importance of beekeeping to Florida agriculture
193 by funding honeybee research, education, outreach, and
194 husbandry. The Florida State Beekeepers Association board of
195 managers must approve and is accountable for all such
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199 And the title is amended as follows:
200 Delete lines 101 - 107
201 and insert:
202 320.08056, F.S.; deleting the American Red Cross,
203 Donate Organs-Pass It On, St. Johns River, and
204 Hispanic Achievers license plates; establishing an
205 annual use fee for the Florida State Beekeepers
206 Association license plate; conforming cross
207 references; amending s. 320.08058, F.S.; deleting the
208 American Red Cross, Donate Organs-Pass It On, St.
209 Johns River, and Hispanic Achievers license plates;
210 requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
211 Vehicles to develop a Florida State Beekeepers
212 Association license plate; providing for distribution
213 and use of fees collected from the sale of the plates;