Notice of Change/Withdrawal

Division of Motor Vehicles
15C-16.001: Scope and Authority
15C-16.002: Data Security
15C-16.003: Exemptions
Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 34 No. 18, May 2, 2008 issue of the Florida Administrative Weekly.

15C-16.001 Data Security.

All information communicated via Electronic Temporary Registration (ETR) providers and the department must, at a minimum, be encrypted using a secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol with 128-bit encryption.

15C-16.002 Exemptions.

(1) Trailers less than 2,000 lbs. net weight do not require the seller to be licensed for commercial sale and are therefore exempt from electronic temporary registration requirements.

(2) To ensure the continuation of operations with the least negative impact to temporary plate issuers when the Department is unable to authorize, or third party providers are unable to assign print on demand temporary license plates, a backup issuance method is authorized by the department. This method is issuing pre-printed and pre-assigned temporary license plate stock. The issuance of a plate using this method must be reported to the department within one business day, not including weekends or state holidays, of the issuance of the plate. Every issuer shall keep a record of any temporary tag issued in a form specified by the Department. The record will include, but is not limited to: date of issuance, tag number issued, the name and address of the motor vehicle purchase, vehicle identification number, vehicle description, and reason for off-line issuance.

15C-16.003 Record Retention.

Any person or entity authorized to issue electronic temporary registrations shall maintain all records relating to their issuance for a period of 5 years, and such records shall be open to inspection by the department or its agents during reasonable business hours.

Specific Authority 320.96 FS. Law Implemented 320.131, 320.96 FS. History–New_______.