Orlando City Soccer Club gets a specialty plate under proposed Senate bill


There could be some purple and gold license plates in the greater Orlando area under a bill being proposed by the Florida Senate.

Proposed committee bill 7072 authorizes 12 new specialty plates, including one for Orlando City Soccer Club, the state’s first Major League Soccer team. The plates would cost an additional $25 and the bill directs how that money should be spent.

The proposed bill also eliminates from statutes speciality plates previously authorized including plates for Correction Foundation — a direct support organization for the Department of Corrections — and the Veterans of Foreign War.

The requirement that any organization seeking a specialty license plate provide the Florida Department of Transportation an application fee of up to $60,000 and a a short-term and long-term marketing plans also has been deleted from the bill.

In addition to approving a license plate for Orlando City Soccer Club, the proposed bill also would give the green light to authorize specialty plates to support:

  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Dogs Making a Difference
  • Rotary’s Camp
  • Paddle Florida
  • Bonefish and Tarpon Trust
  • Safe and Free Florida
  • Florida Bay Forever
  • Sun Sea Smiles
  • Take Stock in Children
  • Team Hammy

The Senate Transportation Committee takes up the proposed committee bill on Thursday, March 26.

Christine Jordan Sexton

Tallahassee-based health care reporter who focuses on health care policy and the politics behind it. Medicaid, health insurance, workers’ compensation, and business and professional regulation are just a few of the things that keep me busy.


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