- Jan 3, 2013
Florida bill would create program for special vanity driver's licenses
Florida offers a magnificent number of specialty license plates, but its specialty driver's license program would get off to a start with, "at a minimum... state and independent universities domiciled in Florida, all Florida professional sports teams designated in s. 320.08058(9)(a), F.S., and all branches of the United States military." From there it's only a matter of time before there's a hospice service or a manatee helping you rent a car or get into a bar every time you whip out your ID.
The bill passed unanimously in both houses of the Florida legislature. In an odd note, the bill declares that the vanity ID provision will be repealed on August 31, 2016, so get in while the window's open. The bill also redefines what a "swamp buggy" is and adds an additional exemption for dead motorists who have received red light camera citations... because, you know, it's Florida.