Bill Text: FL S1104 | 2018 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Transportation

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (? 2-1)

Status: (Failed) 2018-03-10 - Died in Messages [S1104 Detail]

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       Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1104
       
       
        
       By Senator Brandes
       
       
       
       
       
       24-01266A-18                                          20181104__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to vehicle registration; amending s.
    3         320.06, F.S.; deleting a requirement that a vehicle
    4         having an apportioned registration be issued an annual
    5         license plate and a certain cab card for each
    6         apportioned jurisdiction in which the vehicle is
    7         authorized to operate; requiring, beginning on a
    8         specified date, a vehicle registered in accordance
    9         with the International Registration Plan to be issued
   10         a license plate for a specified period, an annual cab
   11         card denoting the declared gross vehicle weight, and
   12         an annual validation sticker showing the month and
   13         year of expiration; requiring the validation sticker
   14         to be placed in the center of the license plate;
   15         requiring the license plate and validation sticker to
   16         be issued based on the applicant’s appropriate renewal
   17         period; providing a specified fee for initial and
   18         renewed validation stickers; requiring the fee to be
   19         deposited into the Highway Safety Operating Trust
   20         Fund; authorizing a damaged or worn license plate to
   21         be replaced at no charge by applying to the Department
   22         of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and surrendering
   23         the current license plate; providing an effective
   24         date.
   25          
   26  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   27  
   28         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
   29  320.06, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   30         320.06 Registration certificates, license plates, and
   31  validation stickers generally.—
   32         (1)
   33         (b)1. Registration license plates bearing a graphic symbol
   34  and the alphanumeric system of identification shall be issued
   35  for a 10-year period. At the end of the 10-year period, upon
   36  renewal, the plate shall be replaced. The department shall
   37  extend the scheduled license plate replacement date from a 6
   38  year period to a 10-year period. The fee for such replacement is
   39  $28, $2.80 of which shall be paid each year before the plate is
   40  replaced, to be credited toward the next $28 replacement fee.
   41  The fees shall be deposited into the Highway Safety Operating
   42  Trust Fund. A credit or refund may not be given for any prior
   43  years’ payments of the prorated replacement fee if the plate is
   44  replaced or surrendered before the end of the 10-year period,
   45  except that a credit may be given if a registrant is required by
   46  the department to replace a license plate under s.
   47  320.08056(8)(a). With each license plate, a validation sticker
   48  shall be issued showing the owner’s birth month, license plate
   49  number, and the year of expiration or the appropriate renewal
   50  period if the owner is not a natural person. The validation
   51  sticker shall be placed on the upper right corner of the license
   52  plate. The license plate and validation sticker shall be issued
   53  based on the applicant’s appropriate renewal period. The
   54  registration period is 12 months, the extended registration
   55  period is 24 months, and all expirations occur based on the
   56  applicant’s appropriate registration period. A vehicle that has
   57  an apportioned registration shall be issued an annual license
   58  plate and a cab card that denote the declared gross vehicle
   59  weight for each apportioned jurisdiction in which the vehicle is
   60  authorized to operate.
   61         2. In order to retain the efficient administration of the
   62  taxes and fees imposed by this chapter, the 80-cent fee increase
   63  in the replacement fee imposed by chapter 2009-71, Laws of
   64  Florida, is negated as provided in s. 320.0804.
   65         3.Beginning October 1, 2018, a vehicle registered in
   66  accordance with the International Registration Plan shall be
   67  issued a license plate for a 5-year period, an annual cab card
   68  denoting the declared gross vehicle weight, and an annual
   69  validation sticker showing the month and year of expiration. The
   70  validation sticker shall be placed in the center of the license
   71  plate. The license plate and validation sticker shall be issued
   72  based on the applicant’s appropriate renewal period. The fee for
   73  the initial validation sticker and any renewed validation
   74  sticker is $28. This fee shall be deposited into the Highway
   75  Safety Operating Trust Fund. If the license plate is damaged or
   76  worn, it may be replaced at no charge by applying to the
   77  department and surrendering the current license plate.
   78         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2018.

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