Bill Text: FL S0754 | 2021 | Regular Session | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Motor Vehicle and Vessel Registration Data

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-14 - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/19/21, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building [S0754 Detail]

Download: Florida-2021-S0754-Comm_Sub.html
       Florida Senate - 2021                              CS for SB 754
       
       
        
       By the Committee on Transportation; and Senator Diaz
       
       
       
       
       
       596-03302-21                                           2021754c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to motor vehicle and vessel
    3         registration data; amending s. 320.03, F.S.; requiring
    4         tax collectors, third parties contracted with tax
    5         collectors, and license tag agents to enter into a
    6         memorandum of understanding with the Department of
    7         Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and make certain
    8         determinations regarding registration applicants;
    9         requiring the department to ensure that certain
   10         technology used by tax collectors protects customer
   11         privacy and data; authorizing the department to
   12         provide certain technology to tax collectors, upon
   13         request, in order to provide data access and uniform
   14         interface functionalities for registration renewal
   15         transactions; providing requirements for the
   16         department; authorizing use of such data and
   17         functionalities for certain purposes; requiring
   18         development of data access and uniform interface
   19         functionalities by a certain date; defining the term
   20         “registration renewal transactions”; amending s.
   21         328.73, F.S.; authorizing the department to provide
   22         certain technology to tax collectors, upon request, in
   23         order to provide data access and uniform interface
   24         functionalities for registration renewal transactions;
   25         providing requirements for the department; authorizing
   26         use of such data and functionalities for certain
   27         purposes; requiring development of data access and
   28         uniform interface functionalities by a certain date;
   29         defining the term “registration renewal transactions”;
   30         providing an effective date.
   31          
   32  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   33  
   34         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) and subsection
   35  (5) of section 320.03, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   36         320.03 Registration; duties of tax collectors;
   37  International Registration Plan.—
   38         (4)(a) Each tax collector, third party contracted with a
   39  tax collector, or license tag agent who has online computer
   40  access to the department’s systems or department data center or
   41  other reasonable access thereto shall enter into a memorandum of
   42  understanding with the department and shall, except when the
   43  department has issued a registration renewal notice, upon
   44  receipt of an application for the registration of any motor
   45  vehicle, determine from the driver file of the applicant whether
   46  the applicant’s driver license has been canceled, suspended, or
   47  revoked and, if so, whether the applicant has surrendered his or
   48  her license to the department as required by s. 322.251. If the
   49  applicant has not surrendered his or her license in accordance
   50  with the provisions of that section, the tax collector must
   51  shall refuse to register the vehicle until such time as the
   52  applicant surrenders his or her driver license to the
   53  department.
   54         (5)(a) In addition to the fees required under s. 320.08, a
   55  fee of 50 cents must shall be charged on every license
   56  registration sold to cover the costs of the Florida Real Time
   57  Vehicle Information System. The fees collected must shall be
   58  deposited into the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund to be
   59  used exclusively to fund the system. The fee may only be used to
   60  fund the system equipment, software, personnel associated with
   61  the maintenance and programming of the system, and networks used
   62  in the offices of the county tax collectors as agents of the
   63  department and the ancillary technology necessary to integrate
   64  the system with other tax collection systems. The department
   65  shall administer this program upon consultation with the Florida
   66  Tax Collectors, Inc., to ensure that each county tax collector’s
   67  office is technologically equipped and functional for the
   68  operation of the Florida Real Time Vehicle Information System
   69  and to ensure that all ancillary technology and other tax
   70  collection systems used by tax collectors protect customer
   71  privacy and data. Any designated revenue collected to support
   72  functions of the county tax collectors and not used in a given
   73  year must remain exclusively in the trust fund as a carryover to
   74  the following year.
   75         (b)Upon a tax collector’s request, the department is
   76  authorized to provide ancillary technology to integrate other
   77  tax collection systems used by tax collectors in order to
   78  provide tax collectors with data access and uniform interface
   79  functionalities for registration renewal transactions performed
   80  at a tax collector’s office or online through a tax collector’s
   81  website. The department shall prescribe the best manner of
   82  delivering the data access and uniform interface functionalities
   83  to tax collectors for the purpose of processing registration
   84  renewal transactions and shall provide the ability to record and
   85  process registration renewal transactions in the state system in
   86  real time and bulk data reporting for vehicle registrations,
   87  including each applicant’s electronic mail address collected
   88  pursuant to s. 320.95. Such data and functionalities may be used
   89  only for purposes of fulfilling the tax collector’s statutory
   90  duties pursuant to this chapter, chapter 319, chapter 322, or
   91  chapter 328 and may not be resold or used for any other purpose.
   92  Such data access and uniform interface functionalities must be
   93  developed no later than July 1, 2023. For the purposes of this
   94  paragraph, the term “registration renewal transactions” means
   95  issuance of motor vehicle, mobile home, and trailer registration
   96  certificates, registration license plates, and validation
   97  stickers.
   98         Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 328.73, Florida
   99  Statutes, is amended to read:
  100         328.73 Registration; duties of tax collectors.—
  101         (1)(a) The tax collectors in the counties of the state, as
  102  authorized agents of the department, shall issue registration
  103  certificates and vessel numbers and decals to applicants,
  104  subject to the requirements of law and in accordance with rules
  105  of the department.
  106         (b)Upon a tax collector’s request, the department is
  107  authorized to provide ancillary technology to integrate other
  108  tax collection systems used by tax collectors in order to
  109  provide tax collectors with data access and uniform interface
  110  functionalities for registration renewal transactions performed
  111  at a tax collector’s office or online through a tax collector’s
  112  website. The department shall prescribe the best manner of
  113  delivering the data access and uniform interface functionalities
  114  to tax collectors for the purpose of processing registration
  115  renewal transactions and shall provide the ability to record and
  116  process registration renewal transactions in the state system in
  117  real time and bulk data reporting for vessel registrations,
  118  including each applicant’s electronic mail address collected
  119  pursuant to s. 320.95. Such data and functionalities may be used
  120  only for purposes of fulfilling the tax collector’s statutory
  121  duties pursuant to this chapter, chapter 319, chapter 320, or
  122  chapter 322 and may not be resold or used for any other purpose.
  123  Such data access and uniform interface functionalities must be
  124  developed no later than July 1, 2023. For the purposes of this
  125  paragraph, the term “registration renewal transactions” means
  126  issuance of vessel registration certificates, vessel numbers,
  127  and decals.
  128         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.

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