Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation (HB 1135), authorizing the creation of a ‘Florida Stands with Israel’ specialty auto tag. The Governor’s signing took place on Friday, September 18th, the day on which the Jewish holiday of Rosh HaShana began. The bill enjoyed bipartisan sponsorship and passed through both the Florida House and Senate unanimously.

 

On behalf of the Israeli-American community, the Israeli-American Council (IAC) applauds Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Legislature and the people of Florida for this heartwarming expression of solidarity, which affirms the strong bond between the State of Florida’s citizens and the Jewish State of Israel.

The design of the specialty license plate will be decided by a free 45-day contest open to submissions by the general public. Last day to submit design ideas is November 10, 2020 The contest will be sponsored by the IAC and technically coordinated by co-sponsor organization, Artists 4 Israel. The panel of judges will consist of the lead legislative sponsors of the bill – Sen. Aaron Bean, Sen. Lauren Book, Rep. JW Grant, Rep. Kionne McGhee and Rep. Scott Plakon – joined by Florida CFO/Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis and Bal Harbour Mayor and community leader Gabe Groisman.

After the final design is submitted and approved by the Florida Department of Transportation the IAC will lead a community  marketing campaign, along with the co-sponsorship of IAC for Action and our local community partners, to drive the necessary 3000 plate pre-sales needed to authorize production.

 

A portion of the revenue generated by sales of the new specialty license plate will benefit Hatzalah of Miami-Dade, inc., a non-profit that deploys community based paramedics to slash response times and increase survival rates.

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Download plate design template

There are two design specification options: 

(A): 3" tall by 3.5" wide if placed to the left of a 5-digit alphanumeric tag. 

Or

(B): 3" tall x 2.5" wide if placed in center, with 3 alpha-numeric characters to the left and 3 to the right.

*The Design can extend beyond the indicated box as long as it does not interfere with the readability of the License Plate Number.