Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1394
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: NC/2R          .                                
             03/04/2016 05:51 PM       .                                

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1081 and 1082
    4  insert:
    5         Section 23. Subsection (46) is added to section 320.01,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         320.01 Definitions, general.—As used in the Florida
    8  Statutes, except as otherwise provided, the term:
    9         (46)(a)“Ridesharing arrangements” means the transportation
   10  of not more than 15 passengers, including the driver, where the
   11  transportation is incidental to another purpose of the driver,
   12  who is not engaged in transportation as a business. The term
   13  includes:
   14         1. Carpool or vanpool arrangements not exceeding 15
   15  passengers, including the driver, in which the driver seeks
   16  reimbursement for, or the rideshare participants may pool or
   17  otherwise share, transportation costs; and
   18         2. Carpool or vanpool arrangements not exceeding 15
   19  passengers, including the driver, used in the transportation of
   20  employees to or from their places of employment or educational
   21  or other institutions.
   22         (b) For the purposes of this chapter and chapter 627, motor
   23  vehicles used in ridesharing arrangements are not included in
   24  the term “for-hire vehicle,” and money or other consideration
   25  exchanged for, or to facilitate reimbursement of, transportation
   26  costs or related expenses in a ridesharing arrangement may not
   27  be deemed to be compensation or the receipt of a fee.
   28         Section 24. Section 324.031, Florida Statutes, is amended
   29  to read:
   30         324.031 Manner of proving financial responsibility.—The
   31  owner or operator of a taxicab, limousine, jitney, or any other
   32  for-hire passenger transportation vehicle may prove financial
   33  responsibility by providing satisfactory evidence of holding a
   34  motor vehicle liability policy as defined in s. 324.021(8) or s.
   35  324.151, which policy is issued by an insurance carrier which is
   36  a member of the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association. The
   37  operator or owner of any other vehicle, including those used in
   38  a ridesharing arrangement, may prove his or her financial
   39  responsibility by:
   40         (1) Furnishing satisfactory evidence of holding a motor
   41  vehicle liability policy as defined in ss. 324.021(8) and
   42  324.151;
   43         (2) Furnishing a certificate of self-insurance showing a
   44  deposit of cash in accordance with s. 324.161; or
   45         (3) Furnishing a certificate of self-insurance issued by
   46  the department in accordance with s. 324.171.
   48  Any person, including any firm, partnership, association,
   49  corporation, or other person, other than a natural person,
   50  electing to use the method of proof specified in subsection (2)
   51  shall furnish a certificate of deposit equal to the number of
   52  vehicles owned times $30,000, to a maximum of $120,000; in
   53  addition, any such person, other than a natural person, shall
   54  maintain insurance providing coverage in excess of limits of
   55  $10,000/20,000/10,000 or $30,000 combined single limits, and
   56  such excess insurance shall provide minimum limits of
   57  $125,000/250,000/50,000 or $300,000 combined single limits.
   58  These increased limits shall not affect the requirements for
   59  proving financial responsibility under s. 324.032(1).
   61  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   62  And the title is amended as follows:
   63         Delete line 129
   64  and insert:
   65         Legislature; amending s. 320.01, F.S.; defining the
   66         term “ridesharing arrangements”; amending s. 324.031,
   67         F.S.; authorizing the operator or owner of certain
   68         vehicles used in a ridesharing arrangement to prove
   69         his or her financial responsibility by furnishing
   70         certain evidence or a certain certificate; providing
   71         effective dates.