Florida Senate - 2023                             CS for SB 1074
       By the Committee on Transportation; and Senator Thompson
       596-03091-23                                          20231074c1
    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 plate
   17  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 an immediate relative of a member of the applicable
   21  organization. The person must also present the following:
   22         a. Proof of membership in the organization, which may be
   23  established by:
   24         (I)a. A card distributed by the organization indicating the
   25  person’s membership in the organization; or
   26         (II)b. A written letter on the organization’s letterhead
   27  which is signed by the organization’s national president or his
   28  or her designated official and which states that the person was
   29  inducted into the organization.
   30         b.If the person is a lessee of a motor vehicle, a lease
   31  agreement and the vehicle identification number (VIN) for the
   32  motor vehicle that is being leased.
   33         c.If the person is an immediate relative of a member of
   34  the organization, a marriage license, domestic partnership
   35  agreement, birth certificate, or record of adoption, and proof
   36  of membership as described in sub-subparagraph(c)1.a. of the
   37  person’s immediate relative.
   38         3.2. Proof of membership in an organization listed in sub
   39  subparagraphs (b)3.a.-i. is required only for initial issuance
   40  of a Divine Nine license plate. A person need not present such
   41  proof for renewal of the license plate.
   43  License plates created pursuant to this subsection shall have
   44  their plate sales combined for the purpose of meeting the
   45  minimum license plate sales threshold in s. 320.08056(8)(a) and
   46  for determining the license plate limit in s. 320.08053(3)(b).
   47  License plates created pursuant to this subsection must be
   48  ordered directly from the department.
   49         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.