Governor Crist Signs Print on Demand Electronic Temp Tag Registration into Law

05/24/07  The way temporary tags will be printed and issued in Florida officially changed with the passage of Senate Bill 1134. Under the new law, all authorized issuers of temporary tags will be required to utilize a print on demand electronic tag registration (PODETR) system to distribute temporary tags.

INSTeTAG's system was used in the State's PODETR pilot program. The pilot was monitored by leaders in Florida's Law Enforcement Community. Their appeals to require PODETR were answered with this new legislation. Law Enforcement officials cited improved Officer Safety, Reduction in Crime and Homeland Security as the reasons to change the law. Toll Road agencies and Parking Authorities were also leading advocates of PODETR because of years of multi-million dollar losses caused by the outgoing method of issuing temporary tags. SB1134 was unanimously passed by both the House and Senate and signed into law by Governor Crist today.

All licensed dealers must convert to this new system by June 30, 2008. Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is expected to release a statewide rollout plan in the next few weeks. This plan will clarify the official deadline dates for individual dealerships to comply with the new law.

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