**UPDATE May 2023**
Hi everyone! We have received a lot of messages and photos from you with your new plates! I am very excited to hear that the plates are being distributed to DMV's across Florida. I spoke to my contact in Vero Beach and they have plates in the main office! Since they are actively distributing the plates throughout the state we haven't made a big announcement yet. We want to make sure they are fully distributed first.
**UPDATE December 2, 2022**
Florida's "Protect Marine Wildlife" specialty license plate update! TGIF! A very good day to say the least. After a year of working on this plate, I just received the third proof and I am incredibly happy with how it looks. I am giving it my signature of approval and sending it right back to Tallahassee so it can go into the next phase of production and distribution. The person in charge said it would take another 4-5 months before the plates were distributed throughout allthe tax collectors’ offices in Florida. I wish this process was faster as I can't wait to put this on my car. Thank you to everyone that ordered it! I will keep you all updated with any new information I receive. Have a wonderful weekend! -Steve
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**UPDATE - October 2022*
I just wanted to update everyone on the progress of the plate:
The good people at 3M who are in charge of the printing of the license plate have been working directly with me to make sure the final result looks the best it possibly can. There are limitations with the printing technology which make the color scheme a little tricky to get right immediately. Over the past two months we have been going back and forth trying to get the colors exactly right. So far I've received two physical samples and, even though they are both close, I want to make sure you receive the best version possible. I am currently working with 3M on a third revision which should take care of the concerns I had on the first two proofs.
Once I approve the plate, it will hopefully be in circulation for decades to come so I would rather spend a little extra time now to make sure the plate looks the best it can for everyone who has supported it and also to do justice to the cause that it was intended for.
I appreciate that the wait is frustrating and, believe me, I am not taking these revisions lightly. Please know that I am doing everything in my power to give you the best possible result. I can't wait to get over all the design hurdles and announce the distribution of the plate throughout Florida. As soon as this happens I will let everyone know. Thank you all again for your patience!
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