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CS/SB 226 — Disabled Parking Permits

by Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations and Senators Margolis and Gaetz

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)

The bill revises laws relating to disability parking permits. Provisions of the bill:

  • expand the type of officials who may waive citations for disability permit parking violations by including the parking enforcement specialist or agency that issued the citation;
  • revise the requirements for renewing or replacing a long-term disabled parking permit and include prohibitions for certain violations;
  • provide for random reviews of disabled parking permit holders; and
  • require the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to develop and implement a system to allow the reporting of abuses of disabled parking permits.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 118-0