Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 132
       By Senator Joyner
       19-00017A-15                                           2015132__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to disabled parking permits; amending
    3         s. 320.0848, F.S.; prohibiting the Department of
    4         Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles from requiring
    5         certain veterans to resubmit a certificate of
    6         disability for renewal of a disabled parking permit;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of section
   12  320.0848, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         320.0848 Persons who have disabilities; issuance of
   14  disabled parking permits; temporary permits; permits for certain
   15  providers of transportation services to persons who have
   16  disabilities.—
   17         (1)
   18         (d) Beginning October 1, 2012, The department shall renew
   19  the disabled parking permit of any person certified as
   20  permanently disabled on the application if the person provides a
   21  certificate of disability issued within the last 12 months
   22  pursuant to this subsection. The department may not require a
   23  veteran who has been previously evaluated and certified by the
   24  United States Department of Veterans Affairs as permanently and
   25  totally disabled from a service-connected disability to resubmit
   26  a certificate of disability in order to renew his or her
   27  disabled parking permit.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.