Florida Senate - 2013 SB 1766
By the Committee on Transportation
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to driver licenses; amending s.
3 322.04, F.S.; revising requirements relating to
4 exemptions from licensure requirements for
5 nonresidents; deleting a requirement that residents of
6 foreign countries hold an International Driving Permit
7 to be exempt; providing an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Section 322.04, Florida Statutes, is amended to
13 322.04 Persons exempt from obtaining driver license.—
14 (1) The following persons are exempt from obtaining a
15 driver license:
16 (a) Any employee of the United States Government, while
17 operating a noncommercial motor vehicle owned by or leased to
18 the United States Government and being operated on official
20 (b) Any person while driving or operating any road machine,
21 farm tractor, or implement of husbandry temporarily operated or
22 moved on a highway.
23 (c) A nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and who
24 has in his or her immediate possession a valid noncommercial
25 driver’s license issued to the nonresident in his or her home
26 state or country, may operate
operating a motor vehicle of the
27 type for which a Class E driver license is required in this
28 state if the nonresident has in his or her immediate possession :
29 1 . a valid noncommercial driver license issued in his or
30 her name from another state or territory of the United States;
32 2. An International Driving Permit issued in his or her
33 name in his or her country of residence and a valid license
34 issued in that country.
35 (d) A nonresident who is at least 18 years of age and who
36 has in his or her immediate possession a valid noncommercial
37 driver license issued to the nonresident in his or her home
38 state or country may operate a motor vehicle, other than a
39 commercial motor vehicle, in this state.
40 (e) (d) Any person operating a golf cart, as defined in s.
41 320.01, which is operated in accordance with the provisions of
42 s. 316.212.
43 (2) This section does not apply to any person to whom s.
44 322.031 applies.
45 (3) Any person working for a firm under contract to the
46 United States Government whose residence is outside this state
47 and whose main point of employment is outside this state may
48 drive a noncommercial vehicle on the public roads of this state
49 for periods up to 60 days while in this state on temporary duty,
50 if the person has a valid driver license from the state of the
51 person’s residence.
52 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law
53 and shall apply retroactively to January 1, 2013.