Florida Senate - 2015 SB 1376 By Senator Evers 2-00663-15 20151376__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to traffic offenses; creating s. 3 318.195, F.S.; providing criminal penalties for a 4 person who commits a moving violation that causes 5 serious bodily injury to, or causes the death of, a 6 vulnerable road user; requiring that the person pay a 7 specified fine, serve a minimum period of house 8 arrest, and attend a driver improvement course; 9 requiring that the court revoke the person’s driver 10 license for a minimum specified period; providing that 11 the act does not prohibit the person from being 12 charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other 13 violation of law; providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Section 318.195, Florida Statutes, is created to 18 read: 19 318.195 Enhanced penalties for moving violations causing 20 serious bodily injury or death.— 21 (1) A person who commits a moving violation that causes 22 serious bodily injury, as defined in s. 316.027(1), to a 23 vulnerable road user, as that term is defined in s. 316.027(1), 24 commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as 25 provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, and, upon conviction, 26 shall pay a fine of at least $1,500, serve a minimum of 30 days 27 of house arrest, and attend a driver improvement course. The 28 court shall also revoke the person’s driver license for at least 29 30 days. 30 (2) A person who commits a moving violation that causes the 31 death of a vulnerable road user commits a misdemeanor of the 32 first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 33 775.083, and, upon conviction, shall pay a fine of at least 34 $5,000, serve a minimum of 180 days of house arrest, and in lieu 35 of the requirements of s. 322.0261, attend an advanced driver 36 improvement course. The court shall also revoke the person’s 37 driver license for at least 1 year. 38 (3) This section does not prohibit a person from being 39 charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation 40 of law. 41 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2015.