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Important Notice to Dealers, Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors Regarding House Bill 7125

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TECHNICAL ADVISORY

DIVISION OF MOTORIST SERVICES

DATE: 6/14/2013 Technical Advisory DE13-001

SUBJECT: Important Notice to Dealers, Manufacturers, Importers and

Distributors Regarding House Bill 7125 on Biennial License Renewal

Overview: House Bill 7125 was passed giving the dealers, manufacturers, importers and distributors the option of biennial renewal of their license. This law goes into effect July 1,

2013. The Department is advising you of this option so that you can plan ahead for the next renewal period.

Details: Pursuant to House Bill 7125:

Section 320.27(3), Florida Statutes, allows applicants for a dealer license to choose to extend the licensure period for 1 additional year for a total of 2 years. An initial applicant shall pay to the department a fee of $300 for the first year and $75 for the second year, in addition to any other fees required by law. An applicant for renewal shall pay to the department $75 for a 1-year renewal or $150 for a 2-year renewal, in addition to any other fees required by law.

Section 320.27(5), Florida Statutes, allows applicants for a supplemental license to choose to extend the licensure period for 1 additional year for a total of 2 years. The applicant shall pay to the department a fee of $50 for the first year and $50 for the second year for each such additional location. Thereafter, the applicant shall pay $50 for a 1-year renewal or $100 for a 2-year renewal for each such additional location.

Section 320.62, Florida Statutes, allows applicants for a manufacturer, distributor, or importer license to choose to extend the licensure period for 1 additional year for a total of 2 years. An initial applicant shall pay to the department a fee of $300 for the first year and $100 for the second year. An applicant for a renewal license shall pay $100 to the department for a 1-year renewal or $200 for a 2-year renewal.

Section 320.77(4), Florida Statutes, allows applicants for a mobile home dealer license to choose to extend the licensure period for 1 additional year for a total of 2 years. An initial applicant shall pay to the department a fee of $300 for the first year and $100 for the second year in addition to any other fees required by law. An applicant for a renewal license shall pay to the department $100 for a 1-year renewal or $200 for a 2-year renewal.

Section 320.771(4), Florida Statutes, allows applicants for a recreational vehicle dealer license to choose to extend the licensure period for 1 additional year for a total of 2 years. An initial applicant shall pay to the department a fee of $300 for the first year and $100 for the second year in addition to any other fees required by law. An applicant for a renewal license shall pay to thedepartment $100 for a 1-year renewal or $200 for a 2-year renewal.

Section 320.8225(3), Florida Statutes, allows applicants for a mobile home and recreational vehicle manufacturer, distributor, and importer license to choose to extend the licensure period for 1 additional year for a total of 2 years. An initial applicant shall pay to the department a fee of $300 for the first year and $100 for the second year. An applicant for a renewal license shall pay to the department $100 for a 1-year renewal or $200 for a 2-year renewal.

Conclusion:

1. Beginning July 1, the option will be provided for an original biennial license for primary locations for all dealers, manufacturers, importers and distributors. The option for a 2 year original license will be provided for the following license types:

Franchise dealer (VF)
Service Facility (SF)
Independent Dealer (VI)
Wholesale Dealer (VW)
Auction Dealer (VA)
Salvage Dealer (SD)
Mobile Home Dealer (DH)
Mobile Home Broker (BH)
New Recreational Vehicle Dealer (RV)
Used Recreational Vehicle Dealer (RU)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturer (MV)
Motor Vehicle Distributor (MD)
Motor Vehicle Importer (MI)
Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer (MR)
Recreational Vehicle Distributor (RD)
Recreational Vehicle Importer (RI)
Mobile Home Manufacturers (MH)

2. Beginning July 1, the option for an original biennial license for supplemental locations will be provided only for motor vehicle dealers with license types VF, SF, VI, VW, VA, SD, and MH.

Franchise dealer (VF)
Service Facility (SF)
Independent Dealer (VI)
Wholesale Dealer (VW)
Auction Dealer (VA)
Salvage Dealer (SD)
Mobile Home Manufacturers (MH)

Please Note: At this time, supplemental locations for the following license types will not be issued an original biennial license as it was not included in the legislature.

Mobile Home Dealer (DH)
Mobile Home Broker (BH)
New Recreational Vehicle Dealer (RV)
Used Recreational Vehicle Dealer (RU)

If you have any questions, please contact the Regional Office responsible for your dealership or the Dealer License Section at 850-617-3003 (press 1).