Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 340 Ì102860ÅÎ102860 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/14/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Brandes) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (144456) 2 3 Delete lines 18 - 38 4 and insert: 5 when the last rider exits from and is no longer occupying the 6 TNC vehicle. The term does not include a taxicab, for-hire 7 vehicle, or street hail service and does not include ridesharing 8 as defined in s. 341.031, carpool as defined s. 450.28, or any 9 other type of service in which the driver receives a fee that 10 does not exceed the driver’s cost to provide the ride. 11 (c) “Rider” means an individual who uses a digital network 12 to connect with a TNC driver in order to obtain a prearranged 13 ride in the TNC driver’s TNC vehicle between points chosen by 14 the rider. A person may use a digital network to request a 15 prearranged ride on behalf of a rider. 16 (d) “Street hail” means an immediate arrangement on a 17 street with a driver by a person using any method other than a 18 digital network to seek immediate transportation. 19 (e) “Transportation network company” or “TNC” means an 20 entity operating in this state pursuant to this section using a 21 digital network to connect a rider to a TNC driver, who provides 22 prearranged rides. A TNC is not deemed to own, control, operate, 23 direct, or manage the TNC vehicles or TNC drivers that connect 24 to its digital network, except where agreed to by written 25 contract, and is not a taxicab association or for-hire vehicle 26 owner. An individual, corporation, partnership, sole 27 proprietorship, or other entity that arranges medical 28 transportation for individuals qualifying for Medicaid or 29 Medicare pursuant to a contract with the state or a managed care 30 organization is not a TNC. This section does not prohibit a TNC 31 from providing prearranged rides to individuals who qualify for 32 Medicaid or Medicare if it meets the requirements of this 33 section.