Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 932
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/20/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Infrastructure and Security (Cruz) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 284 and 285
    4  insert:
    5         Section 11. Section 324.033, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         324.033 Manner of proving financial responsibility;
    8  autonomous vehicles.—
    9         (1) Notwithstanding s. 324.021 or any other provision of
   10  law, the owner of a fully autonomous vehicle is deemed the
   11  operator of the vehicle while operating in autonomous mode and
   12  is fully liable for any damage caused by the autonomous vehicle.
   13  All fully autonomous vehicles must be insured by a motor vehicle
   14  liability policy which provides uninsured and underinsured
   15  vehicle coverage as required by s. 627.727, personal injury
   16  protection coverage as provided by s. 627.736, and liability
   17  coverage that insures the owner in the amount of at least
   18  $500,000 for combined bodily injury liability and property
   19  damage liability or at least:
   20         (a) One hundred thousand dollars for bodily injury to, or
   21  the death of, one person in any one accident;
   22         (b) Subject to such limits for one person, $300,000 for
   23  bodily injury to, or the death of, two or more persons in any
   24  one accident; and
   25         (c) Fifty thousand dollars for damage to, or destruction
   26  of, the property of others in any one accident.
   27         (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the owner or operator
   28  of an autonomous vehicle, as defined in s. 316.003(3), which is
   29  used commercially for the pickup or delivery of passengers or
   30  goods or for providing other services for compensation, except
   31  in the circumstance of a digital network connecting a user to a
   32  driver or an autonomous vehicle, must be insured by a motor
   33  vehicle liability policy which provides all of the following:
   34         (a) Primary automobile liability coverage which insures the
   35  owner in the amount of at least $2 million for death, bodily
   36  injury, and property damage.
   37         (b) Personal injury protection benefits that meet the
   38  minimum coverage required under ss. 627.730 - 627.7405.
   39         (c) Uninsured and underinsured vehicle coverage as required
   40  by s. 627.727.
   41         (3) Nothing in this act is construed to limit or diminish
   42  any right to recover damages caused by autonomous vehicles under
   43  Florida statutory or common law.
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   46  And the title is amended as follows:
   47         Delete line 33
   48  and insert:
   49         322.015, F.S.; providing applicability; creating s.
   50         324.033, F.S.; requiring the owner of a fully
   51         autonomous vehicle to be deemed the operator of the
   52         vehicle while operating in autonomous mode and to be
   53         fully liable for certain damages; providing insurance
   54         requirements for fully autonomous vehicles; providing
   55         insurance requirements for certain owners or operators
   56         of autonomous vehicles used commercially for the
   57         pickup or delivery of passengers or goods or for
   58         providing other services for compensation; providing
   59         an exception; providing construction; amending ss.