Florida Senate Bills 144 and 364 Summaries

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What is the main change introduced by SB 914 regarding proof of insurance?

Expanding the requirement to all drivers

What is the significance of the fee exemption in SB 914 for a surviving spouse?

Transferring the title easily

When will FLHSMV start issuing apportionable license plates for commercial motor vehicles?

July 1, 2024

What is the consequence for individuals with registration stops according to SB 914?

They cannot replace their license plate until the stop is satisfied

How many randomly generated digits will be included in driver licenses and identification card numbers starting November 1, 2023?

Four digits

What is the primary purpose of SB 144 regarding identification cards?

To allow free ID cards for individuals experiencing financial hardship and presenting a valid Florida voting registration card

How does SB 364 impact the availability of specialty license plates in Florida?

All of the above

What change does SB 474 introduce regarding recreational off-highway vehicles?

It increases the maximum allowed dry weight for these vehicles from 2,500 pounds to 3,500 pounds

According to HB 749, what information must be included in the Florida Smart ID (mobile driver license)?

Both vehicle registration information and insurance coverage details, as well as notification of lapses and ability to update policy information

What change does SB 754 introduce regarding the registration period for mobile homes owned by natural persons?

It extends the registration period for mobile homes to coincide with the owner's birth month, effective September 1, 2023

Which of the following statements is NOT true based on the information provided?

SB 144 exempts individuals from Real ID requirements when obtaining an identification card

Study Notes

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

  • Operators of motor vehicles must provide proof of insurance upon request by a law enforcement officer.
  • Surviving spouses transferring a motor vehicle title solely into their name are exempt from fees when only the deceased spouse is named on the title.
  • Individuals with registration stops cannot replace their license plate until they have satisfied the underlying stop.
  • Beginning November 1, 2023, driver licenses and identification card numbers will include four randomly generated digits.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Registration

  • Apportionable license plates for commercial motor vehicles that travel across state borders will be valid for a 3-year period starting July 1, 2024.

Identification Cards

  • Free ID cards can be issued to individuals who present a valid Florida voting registration card and attest to experiencing a financial hardship.
  • Free ID cards can be issued to persons 80 years of age or older whose driving privilege is denied due to failure to pass a vision test.
  • Real ID requirements are not exempt.

Specialty License Plates

  • Eight new specialty license plates and one specialty motorcycle plate will be created.
  • The presale period for plates currently in the presale process will be extended for two years, and the threshold for out-of-state specialty plates will be reduced.
  • The cap on the number of specialty plates will be reduced from 150 to 135.

Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

  • The dry weight allowed for recreational off-highway vehicles will be increased from 2,500 pounds to 3,500 pounds.

Fraud Prevention

  • Vehicle registration and insurance information will be included in the mobile driver license (Florida Smart ID).
  • The digital credential will display vehicle insurance information, notify of any lapse in insurance coverage, and allow individuals to update policy information.

Mobile Home Registration Periods

  • The registration period for mobile homes owned by natural persons will be changed to the owner's birth month, starting September 1, 2023.

Learn about the key points of Florida Senate Bills 144 and 364 which cover topics such as free ID cards for those experiencing financial hardship or elderly individuals, as well as the creation of new specialty license plates. Dive into the details of these legislative proposals.

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