Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 336
       By Senator Grimsley
       26-00366-18                                            2018336__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to law enforcement vehicles; amending
    3         s. 338.155, F.S.; exempting a law enforcement officer
    4         operating an official vehicle, rather than only a
    5         marked official vehicle, while on official law
    6         enforcement business from paying the toll at a toll
    7         facility; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 338.155, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         338.155 Payment of toll on toll facilities required;
   14  exemptions.—
   15         (1) A person may not use any toll facility without payment
   16  of tolls, except employees of the agency operating the toll
   17  project when using the toll facility on official state business,
   18  state military personnel while on official military business,
   19  handicapped persons as provided in this section, persons exempt
   20  from toll payment by the authorizing resolution for bonds issued
   21  to finance the facility, and persons exempt on a temporary basis
   22  where use of such toll facility is required as a detour route.
   23  Any law enforcement officer operating an a marked official
   24  vehicle is exempt from toll payment when on official law
   25  enforcement business. Any person operating a fire vehicle when
   26  on official business or a rescue vehicle when on official
   27  business is exempt from toll payment. Any person participating
   28  in the funeral procession of a law enforcement officer or
   29  firefighter killed in the line of duty is exempt from toll
   30  payment. The secretary or the secretary’s designee may suspend
   31  the payment of tolls on a toll facility when necessary to assist
   32  in emergency evacuation. The failure to pay a prescribed toll
   33  constitutes a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a
   34  moving violation as provided in s. 318.18. The department may
   35  adopt rules relating to the payment, collection, and enforcement
   36  of tolls, as authorized in this chapter and chapters 316, 318,
   37  320, and 322, including, but not limited to, rules for the
   38  implementation of video or other image billing and variable
   39  pricing. With respect to toll facilities managed by the
   40  department, the revenues of which are not pledged to repayment
   41  of bonds, the department may by rule allow the use of such
   42  facilities by public transit vehicles or by vehicles
   43  participating in a funeral procession for an active-duty
   44  military service member without the payment of tolls.
   45         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.