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Support Lowering of Florida Specialty License Plate Fees

March 3, 2010 06:00 PM
Dear Florida tennis players and all specialty license plate holders,

Late last year the state of Florida more than doubled the fee for specialty plates, making the cost prohibitive and dropping sales of specialty license plates 67 percent. This is costing millions of dollars in losses to the non-profit organizations that benefit from specialty plates to pay for important social, cultural and environmental missions.

In the case of USTA Florida and the Play Tennis license plate, this money goes towards grants for charitable organizations to operate tennis programs for Florida's youth and special needs populations, and the renovation, refurbishment and building of quality public tennis facilities.

Donations from Florida's 113 specialty plates fund programs that feed families in need, protect endangered creatures, and support law enforcement and aid military personnel and their families among other initiatives. Currently there are bills in the House and Senate that would repeal the fees, but they might not receive any attention without your support.

Click here to contact your Florida house and senate legislators and let them know that you support the repeal of the additional fees for the specialty license plates. The programs they support are too important to ignore.

Read a more detailed op-ed piece in the Orlando Sentinel, and quick facts about Florida specialty plates and the $57 million that could be lost for these organizations over the next 10 years.




 

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