Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1012
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/08/2018           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Passidomo) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    4         Between lines 14 and 15
    5  insert:
    6         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (3) of section 338.155,
    7  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    8         338.155 Payment of toll on toll facilities required;
    9  exemptions.—
   10         (1)(a) A person may not use a any toll facility without
   11  payment of tolls, except:
   12         1.An employee Employees of the agency operating the toll
   13  project when using the toll facility on official state
   14  business.,
   15         2. State military personnel while on official military
   16  business.,
   17         3.A person with a disability Handicapped persons as
   18  provided in subsection (3). this section,
   19         4.A person Persons exempt from toll payment by the
   20  authorizing resolution for bonds issued to finance the
   21  facility., and
   22         5.A person Persons exempt on a temporary basis where use
   23  of such toll facility is required as a detour route.
   24         6.A Any law enforcement officer while operating a marked
   25  official vehicle is exempt from toll payment when on official
   26  law enforcement business. For purposes of this subparagraph, the
   27  term “official law enforcement business” includes, but is not
   28  limited to, patrol operations, investigative activities, crime
   29  prevention operations, and traffic operations.
   30         7.A Any person operating a fire vehicle while when on
   31  official business or a rescue vehicle while when on official
   32  business is exempt from toll payment.
   33         8.A Any person participating in the funeral procession of
   34  a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of
   35  duty is exempt from toll payment.
   36         (b) The secretary or the secretary’s designee may suspend
   37  the payment of tolls on a toll facility when necessary to assist
   38  in emergency evacuation.
   39         (c) The failure to pay a prescribed toll constitutes a
   40  noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation
   41  as provided in s. 318.18. The department may adopt rules
   42  relating to the payment, collection, and enforcement of tolls,
   43  as authorized in this chapter and chapters 316, 318, 320, and
   44  322, including, but not limited to, rules for the implementation
   45  of video or other image billing and variable pricing.
   46         (d) With respect to toll facilities managed by the
   47  department, the revenues of which are not pledged to repayment
   48  of bonds, the department may by rule allow the use of such
   49  facilities by public transit vehicles or by vehicles
   50  participating in a funeral procession for an active-duty
   51  military service member without the payment of tolls.
   52         (3) A Any handicapped person with a disability who has a
   53  valid driver license, who operates a vehicle specially equipped
   54  for use by persons with disabilities the handicapped, and who is
   55  certified by a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter
   56  459 or by comparable licensing in another state or by the
   57  Adjudication Office of the United States Department of Veterans
   58  Affairs or its predecessor as being severely physically disabled
   59  and having permanent upper limb mobility or dexterity
   60  impairments that which substantially impair the person’s ability
   61  to deposit coins in toll baskets, shall be allowed to pass free
   62  through all tollgates and over all toll bridges and ferries in
   63  this state. Such A person who meets the requirements of this
   64  subsection shall, upon application, be issued a vehicle window
   65  sticker by the Department of Transportation.
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   68  And the title is amended as follows:
   69         Delete line 2
   70  and insert:
   71         An act relating to tolls; amending s. 338.155, F.S.;
   72         updating terms; exempting a law enforcement officer
   73         from paying a toll on a toll facility while on
   74         official law enforcement business; defining the term
   75         “official law enforcement business”; making technical
   76         changes;