Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 340
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/14/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Brandes) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (144456) 
    3         Delete lines 18 - 38
    4  and insert:
    5  when the last rider exits from and is no longer occupying the
    6  TNC vehicle. The term does not include a taxicab, for-hire
    7  vehicle, or street hail service and does not include ridesharing
    8  as defined in s. 341.031, carpool as defined s. 450.28, or any
    9  other type of service in which the driver receives a fee that
   10  does not exceed the driver’s cost to provide the ride.
   11         (c) “Rider” means an individual who uses a digital network
   12  to connect with a TNC driver in order to obtain a prearranged
   13  ride in the TNC driver’s TNC vehicle between points chosen by
   14  the rider. A person may use a digital network to request a
   15  prearranged ride on behalf of a rider.
   16         (d) “Street hail” means an immediate arrangement on a
   17  street with a driver by a person using any method other than a
   18  digital network to seek immediate transportation.
   19         (e) “Transportation network company” or “TNC” means an
   20  entity operating in this state pursuant to this section using a
   21  digital network to connect a rider to a TNC driver, who provides
   22  prearranged rides. A TNC is not deemed to own, control, operate,
   23  direct, or manage the TNC vehicles or TNC drivers that connect
   24  to its digital network, except where agreed to by written
   25  contract, and is not a taxicab association or for-hire vehicle
   26  owner. An individual, corporation, partnership, sole
   27  proprietorship, or other entity that arranges medical
   28  transportation for individuals qualifying for Medicaid or
   29  Medicare pursuant to a contract with the state or a managed care
   30  organization is not a TNC. This section does not prohibit a TNC
   31  from providing prearranged rides to individuals who qualify for
   32  Medicaid or Medicare if it meets the requirements of this
   33  section.