Florida Senate - 2022                                    SB 1582
       By Senator Harrell
       25-01249C-22                                          20221582__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to commercial motor vehicle
    3         registration; amending s. 320.06, F.S.; providing for
    4         future expiration of a provision relating to vehicles
    5         with apportioned registrations; providing, beginning
    6         on a specified date, license plate and cab card
    7         requirements for vehicles registered in accordance
    8         with the International Registration Plan; specifying
    9         the fee for an original or renewal cab card and the
   10         trust fund where the fee is deposited; providing for
   11         the replacement at no charge of damaged or worn
   12         license plates; providing an effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
   17  320.06, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   18         320.06 Registration certificates, license plates, and
   19  validation stickers generally.—
   20         (1)
   21         (b)1. Registration license plates bearing a graphic symbol
   22  and the alphanumeric system of identification shall be issued
   23  for a 10-year period. At the end of the 10-year period, upon
   24  renewal, the plate shall be replaced. The department shall
   25  extend the scheduled license plate replacement date from a 6
   26  year period to a 10-year period. The fee for such replacement is
   27  $28, $2.80 of which shall be paid each year before the plate is
   28  replaced, to be credited toward the next $28 replacement fee.
   29  The fees shall be deposited into the Highway Safety Operating
   30  Trust Fund. A credit or refund may not be given for any prior
   31  years’ payments of the prorated replacement fee if the plate is
   32  replaced or surrendered before the end of the 10-year period,
   33  except that a credit may be given if a registrant is required by
   34  the department to replace a license plate under s.
   35  320.08056(8)(a). With each license plate, a validation sticker
   36  shall be issued showing the owner’s birth month, license plate
   37  number, and the year of expiration or the appropriate renewal
   38  period if the owner is not a natural person. The validation
   39  sticker shall be placed on the upper right corner of the license
   40  plate. The license plate and validation sticker shall be issued
   41  based on the applicant’s appropriate renewal period. The
   42  registration period is 12 months, the extended registration
   43  period is 24 months, and all expirations occur based on the
   44  applicant’s appropriate registration period. Rental vehicles
   45  taxed pursuant to s. 320.08(6)(a) may elect a permanent
   46  registration period, provided payment of the appropriate license
   47  taxes and fees occurs annually.
   48         2. A vehicle that has an apportioned registration shall be
   49  issued an annual license plate and a cab card that denote the
   50  declared gross vehicle weight for each apportioned jurisdiction
   51  in which the vehicle is authorized to operate. This subparagraph
   52  expires December 31, 2023.
   53         3.Beginning January 1, 2024, a vehicle registered in
   54  accordance with the International Registration Plan must be
   55  issued a license plate for a 3-year period. At the end of the 3
   56  year period, upon renewal, the license plate must be replaced.
   57  Each license plate must include a validation sticker showing the
   58  month of expiration. A cab card denoting the declared gross
   59  vehicle weight for each apportioned jurisdiction must be issued
   60  annually. The fee for an original or a renewal cab card is $28,
   61  which must be deposited into the Highway Safety Operating Trust
   62  Fund. If the license plate is damaged or worn, it may be
   63  replaced at no charge by applying to the department and
   64  surrendering the current license plate.
   65         4.2. In order to retain the efficient administration of the
   66  taxes and fees imposed by this chapter, the 80-cent fee increase
   67  in the replacement fee imposed by chapter 2009-71, Laws of
   68  Florida, is negated as provided in s. 320.0804.
   69         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.