Boyd Walden, Director Florida Tax Collectors Spring Workshop 2012 Motorist Services Legislative Summary HB 226 - Requires DHSMV to review disabled parking permit holders, verify information and implement means for reporting abuse Renewal/replacements will require certificate of disability issued within past 12 months Upon 2nd confirmed fraudulent use of a permit, permit holder may not apply for permit for four years Every 6 months, Department must randomly review permits for continued validity Creates an abuse telephone hotline or option to mail in abuse via a form. HB 1165 -Revises requirements for documentation for veteran status of the Driver License/ID Card $2 fee to replace ID Card w/ “V” designation HB 1207 - Allows for autonomous technology vehicles (“Google Car”) to use Florida roads; requires DHSMV to prepare report 2012 Motorist Services Legislative Summary HB 1223 (Department’s Bill) • Authorizes the issuance of a specialty driver license or ID card Certain state and independent universities Professional sports teams All branches of the Armed Forces • Authorizes DHSMV to issue a “bonded title” Bond amount equal to 2 times the value of the vehicle Indemnifies prior owners/lienholders & subsequent purchasers • Requires lienholders to electronically transmit liens and lien satisfactions (Mandatory ELT) 2012 Motorist Services Legislative Summary HB 1223 (Department’s Bill) • Authorizes DHSMV to collect email addresses and use for renewals of registrations, driver licenses and ID cards • Authorizes DHSMV to conduct pilot program to evaluate alternative license plates • Revises registration renewal period to end on midnight of owner’s birthday – allows for refunds up to this time • Provides for DHSMV to waive the fees for ID cards for homeless 2012 Motorist Services Legislative Summary HB 1223 (Department’s Bill) • Authorizes DHSMV to implement an electronic system for issuing salvage certificates of title and certificates of destructions • Active members of the Armed Forces are exempt from address requirements on registration applications • Authorizes automatic extension of a driver license for members of the Armed Forces or their dependents while serving outside of the state 2012 Motorist Services Legislative Summary New Special License Plates • • • • • • • • Governor, Federal/State Legislators and Former Legislators Combat Infantry Badge Vietnam War Veterans Korean Conflict Veterans Silver Star Distinguished Service Cross Navy Cross Air Force Cross (Note: NO new specialty license plates) 2012 Motorist Services Legislative Summary • New Voluntary Contributions • Autism Services and Supports (MV & DL) • Support Our Troops (MV & DL) • Take Stock in Children (MV Only) • Florida Association of Food Banks, Inc. (MV Only) Electronic Titling (E-Titles) Florida law (s. 319.001(1), F.S.) allows for electronic titles • Problem is when an odometer disclosure with signature of the buyer and seller is required Currently each state must file its own petition for a variance • States can petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) • Virginia, Wisconsin & Texas only states approved – but haven’t implemented systems Florida petition - December 2009 • Casual Sales • Dealer Trade-ins • Leased Vehicles Preliminary Response – September 2011 • Approved for Casual Sales Electronic Titling (E-Titles) -Casual Sales Approval Buyer Seller and Buyer Agree to Terms E—Title and Odometer Reading Available to Public Online Seller Buyer and Seller go to Tag Agency Buyer Receives Receipt Tag Agent Checks ID Information Stored in FRVIS Buyer and Seller Disclose Odometer and Sign Secure Document Tag Agent Processes Transaction Electronic Titling (E-Titles) NHTSA Update March 2012 - Congress passed Transportation Bill that will allow NHTSA to issue regulations on use of electronic odometer disclosures Electronic Titling (E-Titles) American Association of Motor Vehicles Administrators (AAMVA) • Working Group Created • Motor Vehicle Administrators • Dealers • Manufacturers • Auctions • Lienholders • Insurance Companies • Federal • Develop Best Practices • Electronic MCO → Dealer → Retail Sale • Dealer Reassignments • Develop Guidelines for Requesting a Variance from NHTSA for Odometer Disclosure Requirements Electronic Titling (E-Titles) Concept of Central Issuance Mailing credentials from a central location • Discussed at AAMVA International Conference • Indiana – reduced costs/tremendous benefits • Possible Florida Benefits: • • • • • • Consistent quality with printing (decals) Eliminate decal printers in field Decreases equipment maintenance Reduced inventory – create credentials as requested Reduced resources EFS inventory problems/lost plates Electronic Filing System (EFS) • State Oversight – December 2010 • With ETR and real-time submission of data, no longer a need for issuance of metal license plates • Central issuance impact • Tax Collectors distribute license plates – but don’t audit • Eliminates annual/semi-annual audits for EFS agents • Cost avoidance of $28 missing license plate fee Electronic Filing System (EFS) Focus On: • Electronic submission of applications and documentation • Calculation of fees • Create efficiencies in workflow License Plate Redesign • License Plate Committee formed Jan 2012 • DHSMV Staff • Tax Collectors • Department of Transportation • Florida’s Turnpike Enterprises • PRIDE • Specialty License Plate Association • Law Enforcement FHP/Sheriffs/Police/FDLE • 7 Digit Configuration • Improve Legibility/Readability • Regular Graphic License Plate Only License Plate Redesign • Review New Technologies Available • Review Along with Centralization Efforts • Timeline: • September 2012 – 3-5 Design Options • September/October 2012 – Online Voting • FY 2013/2014 & FY 2014/2015 – Replace all regular graphic license plates o Keep 10 year cycles o No cost to motorist Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) RFID = small electronic device that provides a unique identifier for an object • Working with DOT Toll Authorities • Allow for Electronic Identification of a Vehicle • Eliminate need to “read” the plate • Eliminate need for decal Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Other Possibilities: Open-Road Tolling Stolen Vehicles Red Light Cameras Amber & Silver Alerts DHSMV – Tax Collector Escalation Procedures Reminder…. For questions, computer problems and any other issues needing DHSMV assistance: Field Support Center – (850) 617-3805 Staff will assist, redirect or report your issues. This includes notifying our Technical Assistance Center (TAC) with computer/IT issues. Division of Motorist Services 2012 Initiatives QUESTIONS?