Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 932
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/04/2019           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Thurston) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 355 - 359
    4  and insert:
    5         (5) Notwithstanding s. 324.021 or any other provision of
    6  law, the owner of an autonomous vehicle is fully liable for
    7  damages caused by the autonomous vehicle while operating in
    8  autonomous mode if the automated driving system failed to
    9  perform like a reasonably prudent human operator would under
   10  similar circumstances. Nothing in this chapter may be construed
   11  to limit or diminish any right to recover damages caused by
   12  autonomous vehicles under Florida statutory or common law.
   13         Section 12. Section 322.015, Florida Statutes, is created
   14  to read:
   15         322.015 Exemption.—This chapter does not apply when a fully
   16  autonomous vehicle is operated with the automated driving system
   17  engaged and without a human operator.
   18         Section 13. Section 324.033, Florida Statutes, is created
   19  to read:
   20         324.033 Manner of proving financial responsibility;
   21  autonomous vehicles.—
   22         (1) All fully autonomous vehicles must have uninsured and
   23  underinsured motorist coverage as required by s. 627.727,
   24  personal injury protection coverage as required by s. 627.736,
   25  and liability coverage insuring the owner of the vehicle in the
   26  amount of at least $500,000 for combined bodily injury liability
   27  and property damage liability or:
   28         (a) At least $100,000 for bodily injury to or the death of
   29  one person in any one accident;
   30         (b) Subject to such limits for one person, at least
   31  $300,000 for bodily injury to or the death of two or more
   32  persons in any one accident; and
   33         (c) At least $50,000 for damage to or destruction of the
   34  property of others in any one accident.
   35         (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the owner or operator
   36  of an autonomous vehicle used commercially for the pickup or
   37  delivery of passengers or goods or for providing other services
   38  for compensation, except as provided in s. 627.749, must be
   39  insured by a motor vehicle liability policy that provides all of
   40  the following:
   41         (a) Primary liability coverage that insures the owner in
   42  the amount of at least $2 million for combined bodily injury
   43  liability and property damage liability.
   44         (b) Personal injury protection benefits that meet the
   45  minimum coverage amounts required under ss. 627.730-627.7405.
   46         (c) Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage as
   47  required by s. 627.727.
   49  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   50  And the title is amended as follows:
   51         Delete lines 51 - 52
   52  and insert:
   53         this state; providing construction; creating s.
   54         322.015, F.S.; providing applicability; creating s.
   55         324.033, F.S.; providing insurance requirements for
   56         fully autonomous vehicles; providing insurance
   57         requirements for a certain owner or operator of an
   58         autonomous vehicle used commercially for the pickup or
   59         delivery of passengers or goods or for providing other
   60         services for compensation; amending ss. 339.175,
   61         339.64, 339.83,