Auburn, Georgia And Beekeepers Could Get Specialty License Plates

February 28, 2018

A House committee has approved a bill that would revamp state laws dealing with specialty license plates, including creating plates for Auburn University and the University of Georgia.

The bill (HB 1359), sponsored by Rep. James Grant, a Tampa Republican and Auburn alum, is ready to go to the House floor after being approved by the Government Accountability Committee.

The measure would make a series of policy changes to laws dealing with specialty plates, including setting a limit of 125 plates and taking steps to weed out plates that have relatively few sales. But in proposing to create Auburn and University of Georgia plates, the bill would add to the long-standing plates of Florida colleges and universities.

It would require that fees collected from the Auburn and Georgia plates go to scholarships for Florida residents attending those schools.

bill also would create other new specialty plates, such as the Florida State Beekeepers Association plate, the Beat Childhood Cancer plate and the Florida Bay Forever plate.


6 Responses to “Auburn, Georgia And Beekeepers Could Get Specialty License Plates”

  1. Nod on February 28th, 2018 8:50 pm

    What I am actually saying is too keep fl fees and taxes in fl and not give to another state. I really do not care what your tag says but the money should stay home.

  2. Jdub on February 28th, 2018 12:43 pm

    @Nod…. seriously?!? ”unpatriotic” for FL wanting to give scholarship funds from the fees paid for that particular tag back to FLORIDA residents wanting to attend out of state colleges…FEES from those of us who want the out of state college tags….SMH. If one doesn’t like the tag or what it supports …don’t get one & then those people who are against it, will not be supporting it. But why so against the state wanting to help a student out that wants to go to these out of state colleges? I guess it must be difficult to imagine a child having a life long dream to go to a certain college…that perhaps is not in the same state they live! I respectfully disagree with the claim of “unpatriotic”…a little extreme!!

  3. Billy on February 28th, 2018 11:43 am

    Let’s not let the Aurburn alumni forget about the Alabama fans in Florida. I know I’m not the only one that would purchase the Alabama speciality plate in support of the Tide.


  4. Nod on February 28th, 2018 9:43 am

    I saw one plate that says support home ownership for all, I do not want to own a home again. A Florida plan supporting out of state universities is being antipatrotic towards Florida.Grant wants to spend this money to support out of state instead of in state. He needs to move to alabama.

  5. Lyn on February 28th, 2018 8:35 am

    You can go to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website to see all the special tags currently available…

  6. Anne on February 28th, 2018 5:11 am

    Well, I’ll BEE.
    Anybody know how many Specialty plates are available in Florida?

    Heard some years ago that the Florida Panther was the most requested plate yet hardly any of the money raised for the project had actually been used to research or provide more haven for the native cats.
    Anyone know of follow up to that?