TECHNICAL ADVISORY

DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

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To:  Tax Collectors and License Plate Agents

From:  Carl A. Ford, Director

Subject:  2005 Legislative Changes Which Will Effect Registration Procedures

Advisory Date:  06/08/05                   Implementation Date:            07/01/05                                 

Advisory Number:  R05-04

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                        As a result of the passage of House Bill 19, the following changes/amendments will become effective October 1, 2005:

 

                      Section 320.055(1)(b), Florida Statutes, is amended to provide for a 6 month registration for persons reinstating a driver's license that has been suspended for driving under the influence.

 

                      Programming will be necessary to implement this change.  Once programming is in place DMV Procedure RS-02, (Registration Renewal Periods), will be revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-02.pdf

 

                        As a result of the passage of House Bill 63, the following changes/amendments will become effective upon becoming law:

 

                        Section 320.0848, Florida Statutes, is amended to remove the requirement that an advanced registered nurse practitioner and a physician assistant must be licensed in a facility operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Also changed the word "physicians" to "practitioners."

 

                        DMV Procedure RS-38, (Disabled Person Parking Permit), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-38.pdf

 

                        Form HSMV 83007, (Application for Regular and Motorcycle International Wheelchair Symbol License Plate), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

           

           http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Forms/BTR/83007.pdf

 

                        Form HSMV 83039, (Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

           http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Forms/BTR/83039.pdf

 

                        As a result of the passage of House Bill 623, the following changes/amendments will become effective July 1, 2005:

 

                        Section 320.086, Florida Statutes, is amended to allow the issuance of special license plates for former military vehicles and to exempt those vehicles from license plate display requirements when used in parades, exhibitions or public display.  The law also requires the plate and registration certificate to be in the vehicle and available for inspection by law enforcement.

 

                        DMV Procedure RS-25, (Horseless Carriage (Ancient), Antique (Regular & Permanent)

and Authenticated License Plates), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-25.pdf

 

                        Form HSMV 83045, (Application for Registration of a Street Rod, Horseless Carriage or Antique), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

           http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Forms/BTR/83045.pdf

 

                        As a result of the passage of House Bill 1697, the following changes/amendments will become effective July 1, 2005:

                                   

                        Section 320.02(19), Florida Statutes, is amended to allow the department to withhold a registration or re-registration of a motor vehicle if the customer fails to pay the dealer for a registration.

 

                        Programming will be necessary in order for the department to place this stop in FRVIS 2000.  DMV Procedure RS-50, (Withholding Registration For Failure To Pay Fines (D6), Delinquent Support, A Bad Check Or A Wrecker Operator's Lien), will be updated with this information when programming is in place.  The proposed implementation date for programming is October 2005.  In the interim, notification and request for stop placement can be made to the department.  Notification must be in writing, on the dealership’s letterhead and signed by an authorized agent of the dealership.  Notification must include the vehicle identification number, the license plate number, the name and driver license number of the customer, the amount owed and proof that title and registration fees were separated on or from the invoice.

 

                        This notification must be mailed to:

 

Division of Motor Vehicles

ATTN: Assistant Chief, Registration Program, MS# 68

Neil Kirkman Building

Tallahassee, FL 32399

 

                        Section 320.06(1)(b), Florida Statutes, is amended to provide ARF credit when a license plate is de-authorized by the department.  The department will notify you with further instructions when a license plate has been de-authorized.  The earliest date that a specialty plate will be de-

authorized is August 2006.

 

                        Section 320.18, Florida Statutes, is amended to allow the department to withhold a registration when tax penalties or interest is due in compliance with Chapter 207. 

 

            With this law change, a stop is placed on the customer and any registration that the customer has until the dishonored check is cleared. Until programming is complete, our Accounting Department will place an administrative stop on the customer.  This stop must be removed manually.

 

                        Section 320.0601, Florida Statutes, is amended to require the registration for a long- term lease to be in the name of the lessee.

 

                        Programming will be necessary on all new long-term leases to force the name of the registrant to be entered into the registration transaction.  Beginning July 1, 2005, and until programming is in place, answer "No" to the question "Is registrant same as owner?" and enter the DL, FEID, or DMV Account number of the registrant.  In the case of a renewal transaction, process the "Transfer Vessel/Veh Reg Owners" transaction removing the occurrence of the lessor and adding the registrant’s name to the registration record.  The system will prorate the registration fees and adjust the registration period based on the registrant’s date of birth.

 

                         Section 320.0605, Florida Statutes, amended the requirement of an exempt fleet vehicle from carrying the certificate of registration in the vehicle.  This information is already provided in RS-55, (Fleet Registration Program).  The law was changed to reflect policy.

 

                        Section 320.08058, Florida Statutes, is amended to provide redistribution of annual use fees for the Florida Animal Friend and United We Stand license plates.  The bill was also amended to change the logo on the Special Olympics license plate.  The new logo will be "Everyone Wins."

 

                        Section 320.0843, Florida Statutes, is amended to require disabled persons eligible for a disabled parking permit to be noted on the license plate registration certificate when the customer is receiving a wheelchair or disabled veteran plate.          

                       

                        Programming will be necessary to allow this notation on the registration certificate.  The proposed implementation date for programming is October 2005.  Once programming is in place, the department will scan the database to identify any records with this license plate issuance.  A letter will then be sent to the applicable owner requesting them to identify which registrant is the eligible disabled person.  The customer must respond to the letter in order for a "Registration Correction" to be processed, noting the eligible registrant on the registration certificate.

 

                        Section 320.089, Florida Statutes, is amended to allow retired members of the U. S. Armed Forces Reserve to be issued U.S. Reserve license plates.

 

                      Section 320.131, Florida Statutes, is amended to provide a process for dealers to electronically issue temporary license plates.

 

                      Currently a pilot program is being created for this change.  Once this program is in place, DMV Procedure RS-31, (Temporary License Plates), will be revised to reflect the changes.

 

                      DMV Procedure RS-02, (Registration Renewal Periods), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-02.pdf

 

                      DMV Procedure RS-15, (Military Service Related License Plates), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-15.pdf

 

 

                      DMV Procedure RS-22, (Specialty License Plates), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-22.pdf

 

                      DMV Procedure RS-42, (Advanced Replacement Fee, ARF), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-42.pdf

 

                      DMV Procedure RS-53, (Registration For Lessee/Registrant) has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-53.pdf

 

                      DMV Procedure RS-55, (Fleet Registration Program) has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-55.pdf

 

                        As a result of the passage of House Bill 1283, the following changes/amendments will become effective January 1, 2006:

 

                        Section 61.13016(4) and 322.058, Florida Statutes, allows the Department of Revenue (DOR) to enforce compliance with an order to appear for DNA testing by placing a stop against the registration. 

           

When a court order is issued and an individual has failed to comply with subpoenas or a similar order to appear for DNA testing (paternity), the department will be notified and directed to suspend the person's driver license and to withhold registration on any vehicle that is SOLELY owned by them. The individual may process a title and original registration or transfer an existing license plate. However, an extension of the registration period on existing registrations cannot be processed until the Support suspension has been cleared and the driver's license reinstated.

 

                        This change provides an additional reason for DOR to place a delinquent support stop.  The same requirements as outlined in RS-50, Withholding Registration For Failure To Pay Fines (D6), Delinquent Support, A Bad Check Or A Wrecker Operator's Lien, apply.

 

                        DMV Procedure RS-50, (Withholding Registration For Failure To Pay Fines (D6), Delinquent Support, A Bad Check Or A Wrecker Operator's Lien), has been revised and posted on the department's web site at:

 

http://www3.hsmv.state.fl.us/Intranet/dmv/Manuals/DMVProcedures/BTR/RS/RS-50.pdf

 

                        As a result of the passage of Senate Bill 1460, the following changes/amendments will become effective July 1, 2005:

 

                      Section 320.02(16)(c), Florida Statutes, is created to require a motor vehicle registration to provide an option for voluntary contribution of $1 to be collected and distributed to the Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc.

 

                      Programming will be necessary in order to implement this option in FRVIS 2000, and the proposed implementation date is October 2005.

 

                        As a result of the passage of Senate Bill 2602, the following changes/amendments will become effective July 1, 2005:

 

                        Section 320.08058(9)(b)(4), Florida Statutes, is amended to allow the proceeds from the Professional Sports Development Trust Fund to be used for operational expenses of the Florida Sports Foundation and the Sunshine State Games for the fiscal year 2005-2006.

 

                        Section 320.0846 (1), (2), and (3), Florida Statutes is amended to provide for a free license plate for active members of the Florida National Guard. 

 

      Until programming can be completed, the Help Desk can be contacted and the Emergency Fee Override can be turned on to allow the issuance of the free plate.  Once the transaction is processed, the Emergency Fee Override will be turned off.  A separate technical advisory will cover this issue in more detail.

 

                      If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your Tax Collector Help desk.

 

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