Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1434
                                Barcode 122164                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/23/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Transportation (Latvala) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 17 - 21
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section
    6  20.23, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         20.23 Department of Transportation.—There is created a
    8  Department of Transportation which shall be a decentralized
    9  agency.
   10         (4)
   11         (b) The secretary may appoint positions at the level of
   12  deputy assistant secretary or director which the secretary deems
   13  necessary to accomplish the mission and goals of the department,
   14  including, but not limited to, the areas of program
   15  responsibility provided in this paragraph, each of whom shall be
   16  appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the secretary. The
   17  secretary may combine, separate, or delete offices as needed in
   18  consultation with the Executive Office of the Governor. The
   19  department’s areas of program responsibility include, but are
   20  not limited to:
   21         1. Administration;
   22         2. Planning;
   23         3. Public transportation;
   24         4. Design;
   25         5. Highway operations;
   26         6. Right-of-way;
   27         7. Toll operations;
   28         8. Information systems;
   29         9. Motor carrier weight inspection compliance;
   30         10. Management and budget;
   31         11. Comptroller;
   32         12. Construction;
   33         13. Maintenance; and
   34         14. Materials.
   35         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   36  20.24, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   37         20.24 Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
   38  There is created a Department of Highway Safety and Motor
   39  Vehicles.
   40         (2) The following divisions, and bureaus within the
   41  divisions, of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
   42  Vehicles are established:
   43         (a) Division of the Florida Highway Patrol.
   44         1. Office of Motor Carrier Compliance.
   45         Between lines 68 and 69
   46  insert:
   47         Section 4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) and subsections
   48  (5), (6), (7), and (8) of section 316.302, Florida Statutes, are
   49  amended to read:
   50         316.302 Commercial motor vehicles; safety regulations;
   51  transporters and shippers of hazardous materials; enforcement.—
   52         (4)(b) In addition to the penalties provided in s.
   53  316.3025(3)(b), (c), (d), and (e), any motor carrier or any of
   54  its officers, drivers, agents, representatives, employees, or
   55  shippers of hazardous materials that do not comply with this
   56  subsection or any rule adopted by a state agency that is
   57  consistent with the federal rules and regulations regarding
   58  hazardous materials commits a misdemeanor of the first degree,
   59  punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. To ensure
   60  compliance with this subsection, enforcement officers of the
   61  Motor Carrier Compliance Office within the Department of
   62  Transportation and state highway patrol officers may inspect
   63  shipping documents and cargo of any vehicle known or suspected
   64  to be a transporter of hazardous materials.
   65         (5) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
   66  Transportation may adopt and revise rules to assure the safe
   67  operation of commercial motor vehicles. The Department of
   68  Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Transportation may enter into
   69  cooperative agreements as provided in 49 C.F.R. part 388.
   70  Department of Transportation personnel may conduct motor carrier
   71  and shipper compliance reviews for the purpose of determining
   72  compliance with this section and s. 627.7415.
   73         (6) The state Department of Highway Safety and Motor
   74  Vehicles Transportation shall perform the duties that are
   75  assigned to the Field Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier
   76  Safety Administration under the federal rules, and an agent of
   77  that department, as described in s. 316.545(9), may enforce
   78  those rules.
   79         (7) A person who operates a commercial motor vehicle solely
   80  in intrastate commerce shall direct to the state Department of
   81  Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Transportation any
   82  communication that the federal rules require persons subject to
   83  the jurisdiction of the United States Department of
   84  Transportation to direct to that department.
   85         (8) For the purpose of enforcing this section, any law
   86  enforcement officer of the Department of Highway Safety and
   87  Motor Vehicles Transportation or duly appointed agent who holds
   88  a current safety inspector certification from the Commercial
   89  Vehicle Safety Alliance may require the driver of any commercial
   90  vehicle operated on the highways of this state to stop and
   91  submit to an inspection of the vehicle or the driver’s records.
   92  If the vehicle or driver is found to be operating in an unsafe
   93  condition, or if any required part or equipment is not present
   94  or is not in proper repair or adjustment, and the continued
   95  operation would present an unduly hazardous operating condition,
   96  the officer may require the vehicle or the driver to be removed
   97  from service pursuant to the North American Standard Out-of
   98  Service Criteria, until corrected. However, if continuous
   99  operation would not present an unduly hazardous operating
  100  condition, the officer may give written notice requiring
  101  correction of the condition within 14 days.
  102         (a) Any member of the Florida Highway Patrol or any law
  103  enforcement officer employed by a sheriff’s office or municipal
  104  police department authorized to enforce the traffic laws of this
  105  state pursuant to s. 316.640 who has reason to believe that a
  106  vehicle or driver is operating in an unsafe condition may, as
  107  provided in subsection (10), enforce the provisions of this
  108  section.
  109         (b) Any person who fails to comply with an officer’s
  110  request to submit to an inspection under this subsection commits
  111  a violation of s. 843.02 if the person resists the officer
  112  without violence or a violation of s. 843.01 if the person
  113  resists the officer with violence.
  114         Section 6. Paragraph (a) of subsection (6) of section
  115  316.3025, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  116         316.3025 Penalties.—
  117  (6)(a) Only an officer or agent of the Department of Highway
  118  Safety and Motor Vehicles Transportation is authorized to
  119  collect the penalty provided by this section. Such officer or
  120  agent shall cooperate with the owner or driver of the motor
  121  vehicle so as not to unduly delay the vehicle.
  122         Delete lines 69 - 89
  123  and insert:
  124         Section 7. Subsections (1), (2), and (3) of section
  125  316.3026, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  126         316.3026 Unlawful operation of motor carriers.—
  127         (1) The Office of Motor Carrier Compliance of the
  128  Department of Transportation may issue out-of-service orders to
  129  motor carriers, as defined in s. 320.01(33), who, have after
  130  proper notice, have failed to pay any penalty or fine assessed
  131  by the department, or its agent, against any owner or motor
  132  carrier for violations of state law, refused to submit to a
  133  compliance review and provide records pursuant to s. 316.302(5)
  134  or s. 316.70, or violated safety regulations pursuant to s.
  135  316.302 or insurance requirements found in s. 627.7415. Such
  136  out-of-service orders shall have the effect of prohibiting the
  137  operations of any motor vehicles owned, leased, or otherwise
  138  operated by the motor carrier upon the roadways of this state,
  139  until such time as the violations have been corrected or
  140  penalties have been paid. Out-of-service orders issued under
  141  this section must be approved by the director of the Division of
  142  the Florida Highway Patrol Secretary of Transportation or his or
  143  her designee. An administrative hearing pursuant to s. 120.569
  144  shall be afforded to motor carriers subject to such orders.
  145         (2) Any motor carrier enjoined or prohibited from operating
  146  by an out-of-service order by this state, any other state, or
  147  the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may not operate
  148  on the roadways of this state until the motor carrier has been
  149  authorized to resume operations by the originating enforcement
  150  jurisdiction. Commercial motor vehicles owned or operated by any
  151  motor carrier prohibited from operation found on the roadways of
  152  this state shall be placed out of service by law enforcement
  153  officers of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  154  Transportation, and the motor carrier assessed a $10,000 civil
  155  penalty pursuant to 49 C.F.R. s. 383.53, in addition to any
  156  other penalties imposed on the driver or other responsible
  157  person. Any person who knowingly drives, operates, or causes to
  158  be operated any commercial motor vehicle in violation of an out
  159  of-service order issued by the department in accordance with
  160  this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as
  161  provided in s. 775.082(3)(d). Any costs associated with the
  162  impoundment or storage of such vehicles are the responsibility
  163  of the motor carrier. Vehicle out-of-service orders may be
  164  rescinded when the department receives proof of authorization
  165  for the motor carrier to resume operation.
  166         (3) In addition to the sanctions found in subsections (1)
  167  and (2), the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  168  Transportation may petition the circuit courts of this state to
  169  enjoin any motor carrier from operating when it fails to comply
  170  with out-of-service orders issued by a competent authority
  171  within or outside this state.
  172         Section 8. Subsection (1) of section 316.516, Florida
  173  Statutes, is amended to read:
  174         316.516 Width, height, and length; inspection; penalties.—
  175         (1) Any law enforcement officer, as prescribed in s.
  176  316.640, or any weight inspector and safety officer of the
  177  Department of Transportation, as prescribed in s. 316.545(1),
  178  who has reason to believe that the width, height, or length of a
  179  vehicle or combination of vehicles and the load thereon is not
  180  in conformance with s. 316.515 is authorized to require the
  181  driver to stop and submit such vehicle and load to measurement
  182  of its width, height, or length.
  183         Section 9. Subsection (1), paragraphs (a) and (b) of
  184  subsection (2), paragraph (b) of subsection (4), and subsections
  185  (5), (9), and (10) of section 316.545, Florida Statutes, are
  186  amended to read:
  187         316.545 Weight and load unlawful; special fuel and motor
  188  fuel tax enforcement; inspection; penalty; review.—
  189         (1) Any officer of the Florida Highway Patrol weight and
  190  safety officer of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
  191  Vehicles Transportation having reason to believe that the weight
  192  of a vehicle and load is unlawful is authorized to require the
  193  driver to stop and submit to a weighing of the same by means of
  194  either portable or fixed scales and may require that such
  195  vehicle be driven to the nearest weigh station or public scales,
  196  provided such a facility is within 5 highway miles. Upon a
  197  request by the vehicle driver, the officer shall weigh the
  198  vehicle at fixed scales rather than by portable scales if such a
  199  facility is available within 5 highway miles. Anyone who refuses
  200  to submit to such weighing obstructs an officer pursuant to s.
  201  843.02 and is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree,
  202  punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Anyone who
  203  knowingly and willfully resists, obstructs, or opposes a weight
  204  and safety officer while refusing to submit to such weighing by
  205  resisting the officer with violence to the officer’s person
  206  pursuant to s. 843.01 is guilty of a felony of the third degree,
  207  punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  208         (2)(a) Whenever an officer of the Florida Highway Patrol or
  209  a weight inspector of the Department of Transportation, upon
  210  weighing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with load,
  211  determines that the axle weight or gross weight is unlawful, the
  212  officer or inspector may require the driver to stop the vehicle
  213  in a suitable place and remain standing until a determination
  214  can be made as to the amount of weight thereon and, if
  215  overloaded, the amount of penalty to be assessed as provided
  216  herein. However, any gross weight over and beyond 6,000 pounds
  217  beyond the maximum herein set shall be unloaded and all material
  218  so unloaded shall be cared for by the owner or operator of the
  219  vehicle at the risk of such owner or operator. Except as
  220  otherwise provided in this chapter, to facilitate compliance
  221  with and enforcement of the weight limits established in s.
  222  316.535, weight tables published pursuant to s. 316.535(7) shall
  223  include a 10-percent scale tolerance and shall thereby reflect
  224  the maximum scaled weights allowed any vehicle or combination of
  225  vehicles. As used in this section, scale tolerance means the
  226  allowable deviation from legal weights established in s.
  227  316.535. Notwithstanding any other provision of the weight law,
  228  if a vehicle or combination of vehicles does not exceed the
  229  gross, external bridge, or internal bridge weight limits imposed
  230  in s. 316.535 and the driver of such vehicle or combination of
  231  vehicles can comply with the requirements of this chapter by
  232  shifting or equalizing the load on all wheels or axles and does
  233  so when requested by the proper authority, the driver shall not
  234  be held to be operating in violation of said weight limits.
  235         (b) The officer or inspector shall inspect the license
  236  plate or registration certificate of the commercial vehicle, as
  237  defined in s. 316.003(66), to determine if its gross weight is
  238  in compliance with the declared gross vehicle weight. If its
  239  gross weight exceeds the declared weight, the penalty shall be 5
  240  cents per pound on the difference between such weights. In those
  241  cases when the commercial vehicle, as defined in s. 316.003(66),
  242  is being operated over the highways of the state with an expired
  243  registration or with no registration from this or any other
  244  jurisdiction or is not registered under the applicable
  245  provisions of chapter 320, the penalty herein shall apply on the
  246  basis of 5 cents per pound on that scaled weight which exceeds
  247  35,000 pounds on laden truck tractor-semitrailer combinations or
  248  tandem trailer truck combinations, 10,000 pounds on laden
  249  straight trucks or straight truck-trailer combinations, or
  250  10,000 pounds on any unladen commercial motor vehicle. If the
  251  license plate or registration has not been expired for more than
  252  90 days, the penalty imposed under this paragraph may not exceed
  253  $1,000. In the case of special mobile equipment as defined in s.
  254  316.003(48), which qualifies for the license tax provided for in
  255  s. 320.08(5)(b), being operated on the highways of the state
  256  with an expired registration or otherwise not properly
  257  registered under the applicable provisions of chapter 320, a
  258  penalty of $75 shall apply in addition to any other penalty
  259  which may apply in accordance with this chapter. A vehicle found
  260  in violation of this section may be detained until the owner or
  261  operator produces evidence that the vehicle has been properly
  262  registered. Any costs incurred by the retention of the vehicle
  263  shall be the sole responsibility of the owner. A person who has
  264  been assessed a penalty pursuant to this paragraph for failure
  265  to have a valid vehicle registration certificate pursuant to the
  266  provisions of chapter 320 is not subject to the delinquent fee
  267  authorized in s. 320.07 if such person obtains a valid
  268  registration certificate within 10 working days after such
  269  penalty was assessed.
  270         (4)
  271         (b) In addition to the penalty provided for in paragraph
  272  (a), the vehicle may be detained until the owner or operator of
  273  the vehicle furnishes evidence that the vehicle has been
  274  properly registered pursuant to s. 207.004. Any officer of the
  275  Florida Highway Patrol or agent of the Department of
  276  Transportation may issue a temporary fuel use permit and collect
  277  the appropriate fee as provided for in s. 207.004(4).
  278  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (6), all permit
  279  fees collected pursuant to this paragraph shall be transferred
  280  to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to be
  281  allocated pursuant to s. 207.026.
  282         (5) Whenever any person violates the provisions of this
  283  chapter and becomes indebted to the state because of such
  284  violation in the amounts aforesaid and refuses to pay said
  285  penalty, in addition to the provisions of s. 316.3026, such
  286  penalty shall become a lien upon the motor vehicle, and the same
  287  may be foreclosed by the state in a court of equity. It shall be
  288  presumed that the owner of the motor vehicle is liable for the
  289  sum. Any person, firm, or corporation claiming an interest in
  290  the seized motor vehicle may, at any time after the lien of the
  291  state attaches to the motor vehicle, obtain possession of the
  292  seized vehicle by filing a good and sufficient forthcoming bond
  293  with the officer having possession of the vehicle, payable to
  294  the Governor of the state in twice the amount of the state’s
  295  lien, with a corporate surety duly authorized to transact
  296  business in this state as surety, conditioned to have the motor
  297  vehicle or combination of vehicles forthcoming to abide the
  298  result of any suit for the foreclosure of such lien. It shall be
  299  presumed that the owner of the motor vehicle is liable for the
  300  penalty imposed under this section. Upon the posting of such
  301  bond with the officer making the seizure, the vehicle shall be
  302  released and the bond shall be forwarded to the Department of
  303  Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Transportation for
  304  safekeeping. The lien of the state against the motor vehicle
  305  aforesaid shall be foreclosed in equity, and the ordinary rules
  306  of court relative to proceedings in equity shall control. If it
  307  appears that the seized vehicle has been released to the
  308  defendant upon his or her forthcoming bond, the state shall take
  309  judgment of foreclosure against the property itself, and
  310  judgment against the defendant and the sureties on the bond for
  311  the amount of the lien, including cost of proceedings. After the
  312  rendition of the decree, the state may, at its option, proceed
  313  to sue out execution against the defendant and his or her
  314  sureties for the amount recovered as aforesaid or direct the
  315  sale of the vehicle under foreclosure.
  316         (9) Any agent of the Department of Transportation who is
  317  employed for the purpose of being a weight and safety officer
  318  and who meets the qualifications established by law for law
  319  enforcement officers shall have the same arrest powers as are
  320  granted any law enforcement officer for the purpose of enforcing
  321  the provisions of weight, load, safety, commercial motor vehicle
  322  registration, and fuel tax compliance laws.
  323         (9)(10) The Department of Transportation may employ weight
  324  inspectors to operate its fixed-scale facilities. Weight
  325  inspectors on duty at a fixed-scale facility are authorized to
  326  enforce the laws governing commercial motor vehicle weight,
  327  registration, size, and load and to assess and collect civil
  328  penalties for violations of said laws. A weight inspector may
  329  detain a commercial motor vehicle that has an obvious safety
  330  defect critical to the continued safe operation of the vehicle
  331  or that is operating in violation of an out-of-service order as
  332  reported on the federal Safety and Fitness Electronic Records
  333  database. The weight inspector may immediately summon a law
  334  enforcement officer of the Department of Highway Safety and
  335  Motor Vehicles Transportation, or other law enforcement officer
  336  authorized by s. 316.640 to enforce the traffic laws of this
  337  state, to take appropriate enforcement action. The vehicle shall
  338  be released if the defect is repaired prior to the arrival of a
  339  law enforcement officer. Weight inspectors shall not be
  340  classified as law enforcement officers subject to certification
  341  requirements of chapter 943, and are not authorized to carry
  342  weapons or make arrests. Any person who obstructs, opposes, or
  343  resists a weight inspector in the performance of the duties
  344  herein prescribed shall be guilty of an offense as described in
  345  subsection (1) for obstructing, opposing, or resisting a law
  346  enforcement officer.
  347         Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
  348  316.640, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  349         316.640 Enforcement.—The enforcement of the traffic laws of
  350  this state is vested as follows:
  351         (1) STATE.—
  352         (a)1.a. The Division of Florida Highway Patrol of the
  353  Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; the Division of
  354  Law Enforcement of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation
  355  Commission; the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of
  356  Environmental Protection; law enforcement officers of the
  357  Department of Transportation; and the agents, inspectors, and
  358  officers of the Department of Law Enforcement each have
  359  authority to enforce all of the traffic laws of this state on
  360  all the streets and highways thereof and elsewhere throughout
  361  the state wherever the public has a right to travel by motor
  362  vehicle.
  363         b. University police officers shall have authority to
  364  enforce all of the traffic laws of this state when violations
  365  occur on or within 1,000 feet of any property or facilities that
  366  are under the guidance, supervision, regulation, or control of a
  367  state university, a direct-support organization of such state
  368  university, or any other organization controlled by the state
  369  university or a direct-support organization of the state
  370  university, or when such violations occur within a specified
  371  jurisdictional area as agreed upon in a mutual aid agreement
  372  entered into with a law enforcement agency pursuant to s.
  373  23.1225(1). Traffic laws may also be enforced off-campus when
  374  hot pursuit originates on or within 1,000 feet of any such
  375  property or facilities, or as agreed upon in accordance with the
  376  mutual aid agreement.
  377         c. Community college police officers shall have the
  378  authority to enforce all the traffic laws of this state only
  379  when such violations occur on any property or facilities that
  380  are under the guidance, supervision, regulation, or control of
  381  the community college system.
  382         d. Police officers employed by an airport authority shall
  383  have the authority to enforce all of the traffic laws of this
  384  state only when such violations occur on any property or
  385  facilities that are owned or operated by an airport authority.
  386         (I) An airport authority may employ as a parking
  387  enforcement specialist any individual who successfully completes
  388  a training program established and approved by the Criminal
  389  Justice Standards and Training Commission for parking
  390  enforcement specialists but who does not otherwise meet the
  391  uniform minimum standards established by the commission for law
  392  enforcement officers or auxiliary or part-time officers under s.
  393  943.12. Nothing in this sub-sub-subparagraph shall be construed
  394  to permit the carrying of firearms or other weapons, nor shall
  395  such parking enforcement specialist have arrest authority.
  396         (II) A parking enforcement specialist employed by an
  397  airport authority is authorized to enforce all state, county,
  398  and municipal laws and ordinances governing parking only when
  399  such violations are on property or facilities owned or operated
  400  by the airport authority employing the specialist, by
  401  appropriate state, county, or municipal traffic citation.
  402         e. The Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement of the
  403  Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall have the
  404  authority to enforce traffic laws of this state.
  405         f. School safety officers shall have the authority to
  406  enforce all of the traffic laws of this state when such
  407  violations occur on or about any property or facilities which
  408  are under the guidance, supervision, regulation, or control of
  409  the district school board.
  410         2. An agency of the state as described in subparagraph 1.
  411  is prohibited from establishing a traffic citation quota. A
  412  violation of this subparagraph is not subject to the penalties
  413  provided in chapter 318.
  414         3. Any disciplinary action taken or performance evaluation
  415  conducted by an agency of the state as described in subparagraph
  416  1. of a law enforcement officer’s traffic enforcement activity
  417  must be in accordance with written work-performance standards.
  418  Such standards must be approved by the agency and any collective
  419  bargaining unit representing such law enforcement officer. A
  420  violation of this subparagraph is not subject to the penalties
  421  provided in chapter 318.
  422         4. The Division of the Florida Highway Patrol may employ as
  423  a traffic accident investigation officer any individual who
  424  successfully completes instruction in traffic accident
  425  investigation and court presentation through the Selective
  426  Traffic Enforcement Program as approved by the Criminal Justice
  427  Standards and Training Commission and funded through the
  428  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or a similar
  429  program approved by the commission, but who does not necessarily
  430  meet the uniform minimum standards established by the commission
  431  for law enforcement officers or auxiliary law enforcement
  432  officers under chapter 943. Any such traffic accident
  433  investigation officer who makes an investigation at the scene of
  434  a traffic accident may issue traffic citations, based upon
  435  personal investigation, when he or she has reasonable and
  436  probable grounds to believe that a person who was involved in
  437  the accident committed an offense under this chapter, chapter
  438  319, chapter 320, or chapter 322 in connection with the
  439  accident. This subparagraph does not permit the officer to carry
  440  firearms or other weapons, and such an officer does not have
  441  authority to make arrests.
  442         Section 11. Subsection (1) of section 320.18, Florida
  443  Statutes, is amended to read:
  444         320.18 Withholding registration.—
  445  (1) The department may withhold the registration of any motor
  446  vehicle or mobile home the owner of which has failed to register
  447  it under the provisions of law for any previous period or
  448  periods for which it appears registration should have been made
  449  in this state, until the tax for such period or periods is paid.
  450  The department may cancel any vehicle or vessel registration,
  451  driver’s license, identification card, or fuel-use tax decal if
  452  the owner pays for the vehicle or vessel registration, driver’s
  453  license, identification card, or fuel-use tax decal; pays any
  454  administrative, delinquency, or reinstatement fee; or pays any
  455  tax liability, penalty, or interest specified in chapter 207 by
  456  a dishonored check, or if the vehicle owner or motor carrier has
  457  failed to pay a penalty for a weight or safety violation issued
  458  by the Department of Transportation or the Department of Highway
  459  Safety and Motor Vehicles Motor Carrier Compliance Office. The
  460  Department of Transportation and the Department of Highway
  461  Safety and Motor Vehicles may impound any commercial motor
  462  vehicle that has a canceled license plate or fuel-use tax decal
  463  until the tax liability, penalty, and interest specified in
  464  chapter 207, the license tax, or the fuel-use decal fee, and
  465  applicable administrative fees have been paid for by certified
  466  funds.
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  469         And the title is amended as follows:
  470         Delete lines 3 - 7
  471  and insert:
  472         Compliance; amending s. 20.23, F.S.; creating a motor
  473         carrier weight inspection area of program
  474         responsibility within the Department of
  475         Transportation, which replaces motor carrier
  476         compliance; amending s. 20.24, F.S.; creating the
  477         Office of Motor Carrier Compliance within the Division
  478         of the Florida Highway Patrol within the Department of
  479         Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; amending ss.
  480         110.205, 311.115, 316.302, 316.3025, 316.3026,
  481         316.516, 316.545, 316.640, 320.18, 321.05, and
  482         324.044,