Florida Senate - 2013                                    SB 1766
       By the Committee on Transportation
       596-02062-13                                          20131766__
    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
   12  read:
   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
   19  business.
   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;
   31  or
   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.