Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 282
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/22/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Artiles) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (5) is added to section 323.002,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         323.002 County and municipal wrecker operator systems;
    8  penalties for operation outside of system.—
    9         (5)(a)Except as provided in paragraph (b), a county or
   10  municipality may not adopt or maintain in effect an ordinance or
   11  rule that imposes a charge, cost, expense, fine, fee, or
   12  penalty, other than the reasonable costs of towing and storage
   13  incurred by an authorized wrecker operator, on the registered
   14  owner or lienholder of a vehicle removed and impounded by an
   15  authorized wrecker operator under this chapter.
   16         (b)A county or municipality may impose a reasonable fee or
   17  charge for towing and storage expenses, not to exceed the
   18  maximum rates approved by ordinance or rule under s. 125.0103 or
   19  s. 166.043, on the legal owner of a vehicle if a county or
   20  municipal law enforcement officer has caused the owner’s vehicle
   21  to be towed to and impounded at a facility owned by the county
   22  or municipality.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.
   24  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   25  And the title is amended as follows:
   26         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   27  and insert:
   28                        A bill to be entitled                      
   29         An act relating to towing and storage fees; amending
   30         s. 323.002, F.S.; prohibiting counties and
   31         municipalities from imposing additional charges,
   32         costs, expenses, fines, fees, or penalties on a
   33         registered owner or lienholder of a vehicle; providing
   34         an exception; providing an effective date.