Florida Senate - 2022                              CS for SB 754
       By the Committee on Transportation; and Senator Gainer
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to mobile home registration periods;
    3         amending s. 320.055, F.S.; revising the registration
    4         and registration renewal periods for a mobile home
    5         owned by a natural person; requiring the Department of
    6         Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, beginning on a
    7         specified date, to give customers the option to renew
    8         their registrations on their dates of birth in certain
    9         years; specifying permissible renewal periods for such
   10         renewals; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and subsection
   15  (2) of section 320.055, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   16         320.055 Registration periods; renewal periods.—The
   17  following registration periods and renewal periods are
   18  established:
   19         (1)(a) For a motor vehicle subject to registration under s.
   20  320.08(1), (2), (3), (4)(a) or (b), (5)(b), (c), (d), or (f),
   21  (6)(a), (7), (8), (9), or (10), or (11) and owned by a natural
   22  person, the registration period begins the first day of the
   23  birth month of the owner and ends the last day of the month
   24  immediately preceding the owner’s birth month in the succeeding
   25  year. If such vehicle is registered in the name of more than one
   26  person, the birth month of the person whose name first appears
   27  on the registration shall be used to determine the registration
   28  period. For a vehicle subject to this registration period, the
   29  renewal period is the 30-day period ending at midnight on the
   30  vehicle owner’s date of birth.
   31         (2) For a vehicle subject to registration under s.
   32  320.08(11) and not owned by a natural person, the registration
   33  period begins January 1 and ends December 31. For a vehicle
   34  subject to this registration period, the renewal period is the
   35  31-day period before prior to expiration.
   36         Section 2. Beginning September 1, 2023, in order to
   37  implement the amendment made by this act to s. 320.055, Florida
   38  Statutes, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
   39  shall give customers the option to renew their registrations on
   40  their dates of birth in 2024 or 2025. Customers whose dates of
   41  birth occur in the months of January through June may choose to
   42  renew for 1 to 18 months. Customers whose dates of birth occur
   43  in the months of July through December may choose to renew for 7
   44  to 24 months.
   45         Section 3. This act shall take effect September 1, 2023.