Florida Senate - 2023                                    SB 1074
       By Senator Thompson
       15-00560-23                                           20231074__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Divine Nine specialty license
    3         plate; amending s. 320.08058, F.S.; defining the term
    4         “immediate relative”; revising eligibility
    5         requirements for a Divine Nine license plate;
    6         providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (101) of section
   11  320.08058, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         320.08058 Specialty license plates.—
   13         (101) DIVINE NINE LICENSE PLATES.—
   14         (c)1. As used in this subsection, the term “immediate
   15  relative” means a spouse, domestic partner, or child.
   16         2. To be eligible for issuance of a Divine Nine license
   17  plate representing an organization listed in sub-subparagraphs
   18  (b)3.a.-i., a person must be a resident of this state who is the
   19  registered owner or lessee of a motor vehicle and who either is
   20  a member or whose immediate relative is a member of the
   21  applicable organization. The person must also present all of the
   22  following:
   23         a. Proof of membership of the person or the person’s
   24  immediate relative in the organization, which may be established
   25  by:
   26         (I)a. A card distributed by the organization indicating the
   27  person’s membership or the membership of the person’s immediate
   28  relative in the organization; or
   29         (II)b. A written letter on the organization’s letterhead
   30  which is signed by the organization’s national president or his
   31  or her designated official and which states that the person or
   32  the person’s immediate relative was inducted into the
   33  organization.
   34         b.If the person is a lessee of a motor vehicle, a lease
   35  agreement and the vehicle identification number (VIN) for the
   36  motor vehicle that is being leased.
   37         c.If the person is an immediate relative of the member of
   38  the organization, a marriage license, domestic partnership
   39  agreement, birth certificate, or record of adoption.
   40         3.2. Proof of membership in an organization listed in sub
   41  subparagraphs (b)3.a.-i. is required only for initial issuance
   42  of a Divine Nine license plate. A person need not present such
   43  proof for renewal of the license plate.
   45  License plates created pursuant to this subsection shall have
   46  their plate sales combined for the purpose of meeting the
   47  minimum license plate sales threshold in s. 320.08056(8)(a) and
   48  for determining the license plate limit in s. 320.08053(3)(b).
   49  License plates created pursuant to this subsection must be
   50  ordered directly from the department.
   51         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.