Florida Senate - 2023 SB 822 By Senator Berman 26-00083B-23 2023822__ 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 5 Paddling in Florida license plate; providing for 6 distribution and use of fees collected from the sale 7 of the plate; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (127) is added to section 320.08058, 12 Florida Statutes, to read: 13 320.08058 Specialty license plates.— 14 (127) PADDLING IN FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES.— 15 (a) The department shall develop a Paddling in Florida 16 license plate as provided in this section and s. 320.08053. The 17 word “Florida” must appear at the top of the plate, and the 18 words “Paddling in Florida” must appear at the bottom of the 19 plate. 20 (b) The annual use fees from the sale of the plate shall be 21 distributed equally between Paddle Florida, Inc., and the 22 Florida Paddling Trails Association, each of which may use up to 23 10 percent of the proceeds for administrative costs and the 24 marketing of the plate. The remaining proceeds must be used by 25 Paddle Florida, Inc., to raise awareness about water 26 conservation, wildlife preservation, restoration of springs, and 27 protection of waterways in this state and by the Florida 28 Paddling Trails Association to develop and maintain water 29 trails, serve as a resource and voice for paddlers, and promote 30 paddling safety. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2023.