Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 664
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  12/04/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Commerce and Tourism (Young) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 26 - 68
    4  and insert:
    5  directed to change the title of part XII of chapter 559, Florida
    6  Statutes, from “Miscellaneous Provisions” to “Internet Sales,”
    7  and to create a new part XIII of chapter 559, Florida Statutes,
    8  consisting of ss. 559.9601-559.9608, Florida Statutes, to be
    9  entitled “Salvage of Pleasure Vessels.”
   10         Section 1. Section 559.9601, Florida Statutes, is created
   11  to read:
   12         559.9601 Short title.—Sections 559.9601-559.9608 may be
   13  cited as the “Florida Salvage of Pleasure Vessels Act.”
   14         Section 2. Section 559.9602, Florida Statutes, is created
   15  to read:
   16         559.9602 Scope and application.—This part shall apply to
   17  all salvors operating in Florida, except:
   18         (1) Any person who performs salvage work while employed by
   19  a municipal, county, state, or federal government when carrying
   20  out the functions of that government.
   21         (2) Any person who engages solely in salvage work for:
   22         (a) Pleasure vessels that are owned, maintained, and
   23  operated exclusively by such person and for that person’s own
   24  use; or
   25         (b) For-hire pleasure vessels that are rented for periods
   26  of 30 days or less.
   27         (3) Any person who owns or operates a marina or shore-based
   28  repair facility and is in the business of repairing pleasure
   29  vessels, where the salvage work takes place exclusively at that
   30  person’s facility.
   31         (4)Any person who is in the business of repairing pleasure
   32  vessels who performs the repair work at a landside or shoreside
   33  location designated by the customer.
   34         (5)Any person who is in the business of recovering,
   35  storing, or selling pleasure vessels on behalf of insurance
   36  companies that insure the vessels.
   37         Section 3. Section 559.9603, Florida Statutes, is created
   38  to read:
   39         559.9603 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
   40         (1)“Customer” means the person who requests or signs the
   41  written salvage estimate or is entitled to receive a written
   42  salvage estimate, or any other person whom the person who
   43  requests, signs, or is entitled to receive the written salvage
   44  estimate designates on the written salvage estimate as a person
   45  who may authorize salvage work.
   46         (2) “Employee” means an individual who is employed full
   47  time or part-time by a salvor and performs salvage work.
   48         (3) “Pleasure vessel” means any watercraft no more than 60
   49  feet in length which is used solely for personal pleasure,
   50  family use, or the transportation of executives, persons under
   51  the employment, and