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Jay Rosario, Right, with Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist with the FIRST Hispanic License Plate in the U.S.A.

Hispanic license plate OK'd by former Govenor Charlie Crist

A new specialty license plate that will honor the contributions of Hispanics in the Sunshine State is expected to become available in September.

Gov. Charlie Crist on June 4 approved HB 971, which created several new license plates — including the new Hispanic Achievers plate. Revenue from the plate will be used to support nonprofit Hispanic programs and services around the state.

Supporters of the Hispanic Achievers plate included Central Florida businessman Jay Rosario, owner of the Celebrity Nissan and Wesley Chapel Nissan auto dealerships, along with Danny Ramos, founder and board member of the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers in Longwood, who started the effort at creating a Hispanic plate three years ago.

The bill also created a Children First plate for education and a Veterans of Foreign Wars plate.