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CS/HB 493 — Enhanced Safety for School Crossings

by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; and Rep. Toledo and others (SB 1416 by Senators Young and Passidomo)

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 requires the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to evaluate the viability and cost of a uniform system of pavement markings and signage for use on all state and local arterial or collector roads within a one-mile radius of all public and private schools for the purpose of designating safe school crossing locations.

Before January 1, 2018, the FDOT must submit a report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives providing the findings of its study and any recommendations for legislation relating to safe school crossing locations.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 119-0