DeSantis signs bill reducing maximum number of specialty license plates in Florida | Florida News | Tampa
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed three bills into law Wednesday, including changes to Florida’s specialty license plate program and new restrictions on candidates for district soil and water conservation boards.
The License Plate Bill (SB 364) will reduce the maximum number of specialty plates at any one time from 150 to 135, while also making some changes related to plate presales. While the measure maintains a 3,000 presale requirement for most plates to reach and remain on the road, it reduces the presale benchmark from 4,000 to 3,000 for plates intended for Auburn University supporters, from the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.
The bill also directs the development of the following potential license plates: Inter Miami CF, Safe Haven for Newborns, Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research, Learn to Fly, Florida Swims, Down Syndrome Awareness, Gopher Tortoise and Take Stock in Children .
Under the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Bill (SB 1078), council candidates will now be required to have at least a decade of work experience as or for agricultural producers. The third measure signed by DeSantis (SB 1026) concerned the service process.
The bills were passed in the legislative session that ended in March. DeSantis’ office announced the bill signings Wednesday night.