Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1394
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/19/2016           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 645 and 646
    4  insert:
    5         Section 16. The Department of Transportation, in
    6  consultation with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
    7  Vehicles, shall study the use and safe operation of driver
    8  assistive truck platooning technology, as defined in s. 316.003,
    9  Florida Statutes, for the purpose of developing a pilot project
   10  to test vehicles that are equipped to operate using driver
   11  assistive truck platooning technology.
   12         (1)Upon conclusion of the study, the Department of
   13  Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Highway
   14  Safety and Motor Vehicles, may conduct a pilot project to test
   15  the use and safe operation of vehicles equipped with driver
   16  assistive truck platooning technology.
   17         (2)Notwithstanding ss. 316.0895 and 316.303, Florida
   18  Statutes, the Department of Transportation may conduct the pilot
   19  project in such a manner and at such locations as determined by
   20  the Department of Transportation based on the study.
   21         (3)Before the start of the pilot project, manufacturers of
   22  driver–assistive truck platooning technology being tested in the
   23  pilot project must submit to the Department of Highway Safety
   24  and Motor Vehicles an instrument of insurance, surety bond, or
   25  proof of self-insurance acceptable to the department in the
   26  amount of $5 million.
   27         (4)Upon conclusion of the pilot project, the Department of
   28  Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Highway
   29  Safety and Motor Vehicles, shall submit the results of the study
   30  and any findings or recommendations from the pilot project to
   31  the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of
   32  the House of Representatives.
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   34  And the title is amended as follows:
   35         Delete line 68
   36  and insert:
   37         of an ignition interlock device; directing the
   38         department to study the operation of driver-assistive
   39         truck platooning technology; authorizing the
   40         department to conduct a pilot project to test such
   41         operation; providing security requirements; requiring
   42         a report to the Governor and Legislature;
   43         providing an