Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1148
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Infrastructure and Security (Brandes)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 176 - 184
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 6. Paragraph (a) of subsection (7) of section
    6  316.008, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         316.008 Powers of local authorities.—
    8         (7)(a) A county or municipality may enact an ordinance to
    9  permit, control, or regulate the operation of vehicles, golf
   10  carts, mopeds, motorized scooters, electric bicycles, and
   11  electric personal assistive mobility devices on sidewalks or
   12  sidewalk areas when such use is permissible under federal law.
   13  The ordinance must restrict such vehicles or devices to a
   14  maximum speed of 15 miles per hour in such areas.
   15         Section 7. Section 316.20655, Florida Statutes, is created
   16  to read:
   17         316.20655 Electric bicycle regulations.—
   18         (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, an
   19  electric bicycle or an operator of an electric bicycle shall be
   20  afforded all the rights and privileges, and be subject to all of
   21  the duties, of a bicycle or the operator of a bicycle, including
   22  those identified in s. 316.2065. An electric bicycle is a
   23  vehicle to the same extent as a bicycle. However, this section
   24  may not be construed to prevent a local government, through the
   25  exercise of its powers under s. 316.008, from adopting an
   26  ordinance governing the operation of electric bicycles on
   27  streets, highways, sidewalks, and sidewalk areas that are under
   28  the local government’s jurisdiction.
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   31  And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Delete lines 14 - 19
   33  and insert:
   34         sidewalks and bicycle paths; amending s. 316.008,
   35         F.S.; authorizing a county or municipality to enact an
   36         ordinance regulating the operation of electric
   37         bicycles on sidewalks or sidewalk areas when such use
   38         is permissible under federal law; restricting the
   39         speed of electric bicycles in such areas; creating s.
   40         316.20655, F.S.; providing electric bicycle
   41         regulations; providing for rights and privileges of
   42         electric bicycles and operators of electric bicycles;
   43         providing that electric bicycles are vehicles to the
   44         same extent as bicycles; providing construction;
   45         providing that electric bicycles and