2004 Florida Statutes
Odometer fraud prevention and detection; funding.
(1) Moneys received by the department pursuant to s. 319.32(1) in the amount of $1 for each original certificate of title, each duplicate copy of a certificate of title, and each assignment by a lienholder shall be deposited into the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund. There shall also be deposited into the fund moneys received by the department pursuant to s. 319.323 in the amount of $2 for each expedited service performed by the department for which a fee is assessed.
(2) Moneys deposited into the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund under this section shall be used to implement and maintain efforts by the department to prevent and detect odometer fraud, including the prompt investigation of alleged instances of odometer mileage discrepancies reported by licensed motor vehicle dealers, auctions, or purchasers of motor vehicles. Such moneys shall also be used to fund an annual report to the Legislature by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, summarizing the department's investigations and findings. In addition, moneys deposited into the fund may be used by the department for general operations.
History.--s. 14, ch. 89-333; s. 1, ch. 92-119; s. 62, ch. 93-120.