Florida Senate - 2017                                     SB 380
       By Senator Mayfield
       17-00351-17                                            2017380__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to unsafe tires; creating s. 501.977,
    3         F.S.; prohibiting the installation, for compensation,
    4         of certain automobile or light truck tires; specifying
    5         what constitutes an unsafe used tire; providing that
    6         violations of the act are deceptive and unfair trade
    7         practices; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Section 501.977, Florida Statutes, is created to
   12  read:
   13         501.977 Installation of unsafe tires.—
   14         (1) A person in this state may not, for compensation,
   15  install automobile or light truck tires for use on public
   16  streets, roads, or highways if any of the following conditions
   17  exist:
   18         (a)Any area of the tire’s tread is worn to 2/32-inch tread
   19  depth or less.
   20         (b)Damage to the tire, including any cut, crack, bulge,
   21  puncture, scrape, or wear, exposes the reinforcing plies of the
   22  tire.
   23         (c)The tire has been repaired in one or more of the
   24  following manners:
   25         1.A repair made in the tread shoulder or belt edge area of
   26  the tire.
   27         2.A puncture repair using a cured rubber stem or plug
   28  through to the outside of the tire instead of the puncture being
   29  patched or sealed on the inside of the tire.
   30         3.A repair to the sidewall or bead area of the tire.
   31         4.A repair of a puncture larger than one-fourth of an
   32  inch.
   33         (d)The tire shows evidence of a temporary tire sealant
   34  having been used without a subsequent proper repair.
   35         (e)The tire identification number has been defaced or
   36  removed.
   37         (f)The tire has inner liner or bead damage.
   38         (g)The tire shows evidence of internal separation, such as
   39  a bulge or an area of irregular tread wear.
   40         (2)A person who knowingly violates this section commits a
   41  deceptive and unfair trade practice actionable under the Florida
   42  Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act pursuant to part II of
   43  chapter 501, Florida Statutes.
   44         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.