Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 194
       By Senator Rodriguez
       39-00388-22                                            2022194__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to specialty license plates; amending
    3         s. 320.08058, F.S.; directing the Department of
    4         Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to develop a Safe
    5         Haven for Newborns license plate; providing for
    6         distribution and use of fees collected from the sale
    7         of the plate; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (119) is added to section 320.08058,
   12  Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   15         (a) The department shall develop a Safe Haven for Newborns
   16  license plate as provided in this section and s. 320.08053. The
   17  plate must bear the colors and design approved by the
   18  department. The word “Florida” must appear at the top of the
   19  plate, and the words “A Safe Haven for Newborns” must appear at
   20  the bottom of the plate.
   21         (b) The annual use fees from the sale of the plate shall be
   22  distributed to the Gloria M. Silverio Foundation, Incorporated,
   23  a nonprofit Florida corporation under s. 501(c)(3) of the
   24  Internal Revenue Code, the mission of which is to prevent infant
   25  abandonment through awareness, education, and direct assistance.
   26  Up to 10 percent of the fees may be used for marketing of the
   27  plate and costs directly associated with administration of the
   28  foundation. The remaining funds shall be used by the foundation
   29  to prevent infant abandonment through awareness, education, and
   30  direct assistance.
   31         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2022.