Florida Senate - 2014 SB 1366 By Senator Evers 2-01244-14 20141366__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to driver licenses; amending s. 3 322.27, F.S.; requiring a clerk of court to remove a 4 habitual traffic offender designation if the offender 5 meets certain conditions before a certain date; 6 creating s. 322.276, F.S.; authorizing the Department 7 of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to issue a driver 8 license to a person whose license is suspended or 9 revoked in another state under certain circumstances; 10 providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Subsection (5) of section 322.27, Florida 15 Statutes, is amended to read: 16 322.27 Authority of department to suspend or revoke driver 17 license or identification card.— 18 (5)(a) The department shall revoke the license of any 19 person designated a habitual offender, as set forth in s. 20 322.264, and such person is not eligible to be relicensed for a 21 minimum of 5 years from the date of revocation, except as 22 provided for in s. 322.271. Any person whose license is revoked 23 may, by petition to the department, show cause why his or her 24 license should not be revoked. 25 (b) If a person whose driver license has been revoked under 26 paragraph (a), as a result of a third violation of driving a 27 motor vehicle while his or her license is suspended or revoked 28 which occurred before July 1, 2014, provides proof of compliance 29 as allowed by s. 318.14(10)(a) before July 1, 2016, the clerk of 30 court shall submit an amended disposition to remove the habitual 31 traffic offender designation. 32 Section 2. Section 322.276, Florida Statutes, is created to 33 read: 34 322.276 Out-of-state sanctions; issuance of license.—The 35 department may, in its discretion, issue a driver license, with 36 any required restrictions, if the applicant’s driving privilege 37 or driver license is suspended or revoked in another state for 38 an offense committed in that state which would not have been 39 grounds for suspension or revocation of the person’s driving 40 privilege or driver license in this state. 41 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.