Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1148
By Senator Brandes
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to electric bicycles; amending s.
3 261.03, F.S.; revising the definition of the term
4 “OHM” or “off-highway motorcycle”; amending s.
5 316.003, F.S.; revising definitions relating to the
6 Florida Uniform Traffic Control Law; defining the term
7 “electric bicycle”; amending s. 316.027, F.S.;
8 revising the definition of the term “vulnerable road
9 user”; amending s. 316.083, F.S.; requiring the driver
10 of a vehicle overtaking an electric bicycle to pass
11 the electric bicycle at a certain distance; amending
12 s. 316.1995, F.S.; expanding exceptions to a
13 prohibition on persons driving certain vehicles on
14 sidewalks and bicycle paths; creating s. 316.20655,
15 F.S.; providing electric bicycle regulations;
16 providing for rights and privileges of electric
17 bicycles and operators of electric bicycles; providing
18 that electric bicycles are vehicles to the same extent
19 as bicycles; providing that electric bicycles and
20 operators of electric bicycles are not subject to
21 specified provisions; requiring manufacturers and
22 distributers, beginning on a specified date, to apply
23 a label containing certain information to each
24 electric bicycle; prohibiting persons from tampering
25 with or modifying electric bicycles for certain
26 purposes; providing an exception; requiring electric
27 bicycles to comply with specified provisions of law;
28 requiring electric bicycles to operate in a manner
29 that meets certain requirements; authorizing operators
30 to ride electric bicycles where bicycles are allowed;
31 authorizing municipalities, counties, and agencies to
32 regulate the use of electric bicycles on certain
33 paths; amending ss. 316.613, 316.614, and 320.01,
34 F.S.; revising the definition of the term “motor
35 vehicle”; amending s. 322.01, F.S.; revising the
36 definitions of the terms “motor vehicle” and
37 “vehicle”; amending ss. 324.021, 403.717, and 681.102,
38 F.S.; revising the definition of the term “motor
39 vehicle”; amending s. 320.08, F.S.; conforming a
40 provision to changes made by the act; amending ss.
41 316.306 and 655.960, F.S.; conforming cross
42 references; providing an effective date.
44 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
46 Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 261.03, Florida
47 Statutes, is amended to read:
48 261.03 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
49 (4) “OHM” or “off-highway motorcycle” means any motor
50 vehicle used off the roads or highways of this state that has a
51 seat or saddle for the use of the rider and is designed to
52 travel with not more than two wheels in contact with the ground,
53 but excludes a tractor, an electric bicycle, or a moped.
54 Section 2. Present subsections (22) through (104) of
55 section 316.003, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
56 subsections (23) through (105), respectively, a new subsection
57 (22) is added to that section, and subsection (4) and present
58 subsections (41), (43), (44), (45), and (61) of that section are
59 amended, to read:
60 316.003 Definitions.—The following words and phrases, when
61 used in this chapter, shall have the meanings respectively
62 ascribed to them in this section, except where the context
63 otherwise requires:
64 (4) BICYCLE.—Every vehicle propelled solely by human power
65 and every motorized bicycle propelled by a combination of human
66 power and an electric helper motor capable of propelling the
67 vehicle at a speed of not more than 20 miles per hour on level
68 ground upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels,
69 and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle
70 though equipped with two front or two rear wheels. The term does
71 not include such a vehicle with a seat height of no more than 25
72 inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest
73 position or a scooter or similar device. A person under the age
74 of 16 may not operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle.
75 (22) ELECTRIC BICYCLE.—A bicycle or tricycle equipped with
76 fully operable pedals, a seat or saddle for the use of the
77 rider, and an electric motor of less than 750 watts which meets
78 the requirements of one of the following three classifications:
79 (a) “Class 1 electric bicycle” means an electric bicycle
80 equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the
81 rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the
82 electric bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
83 (b) “Class 2 electric bicycle” means an electric bicycle
84 equipped with a motor that may be used exclusively to propel the
85 electric bicycle and that ceases to provide assistance when the
86 electric bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
87 (c) “Class 3 electric bicycle” means an electric bicycle
88 equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the
89 rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the
90 electric bicycle reaches the speed of 28 miles per hour.
91 (42) (41) MOPED.—Any vehicle with pedals to permit
92 propulsion by human power, having a seat or saddle for the use
93 of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three
94 wheels, with a motor rated not in excess of 2 brake horsepower
95 and not capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed greater
96 than 30 miles per hour on level ground and with a power-drive
97 system that functions directly or automatically without
98 clutching or shifting gears by the operator after the drive
99 system is engaged. If an internal combustion engine is used, the
100 displacement may not exceed 50 cubic centimeters. The term does
101 not include an electric bicycle.
102 (44) (43) MOTOR VEHICLE.—Except when used in s. 316.1001, a
103 self-propelled vehicle not operated upon rails or guideway, but
104 not including any bicycle, electric bicycle, motorized scooter,
105 electric personal assistive mobility device, mobile carrier,
106 personal delivery device, swamp buggy, or moped. For purposes of
107 s. 316.1001, “motor vehicle” has the same meaning as provided in
108 s. 320.01(1)(a).
109 (45) (44) MOTORCYCLE.—Any motor vehicle having a seat or
110 saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not
111 more than three wheels in contact with the ground. The term
112 includes an autocycle, but does not include a tractor, a moped,
113 an electric bicycle, or any vehicle in which the operator is
114 enclosed by a cabin unless it meets the requirements set forth
115 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a
117 (46) (45) MOTORIZED SCOOTER.—Any vehicle or micromobility
118 device that is powered by a motor with or without a seat or
119 saddle for the use of the rider, which is designed to travel on
120 not more than three wheels, and which is not capable of
121 propelling the vehicle at a speed greater than 20 miles per hour
122 on level ground. The term does not include an electric bicycle.
123 (62) (61) PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY.—Except as otherwise
124 provided in paragraph (84)(b) (83)(b), any privately owned way
125 or place used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having
126 express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other
128 Section 3. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
129 316.027, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
130 316.027 Crash involving death or personal injuries.—
131 (1) As used in this section, the term:
132 (b) “Vulnerable road user” means:
133 1. A pedestrian, including a person actually engaged in
134 work upon a highway, or in work upon utility facilities along a
135 highway, or engaged in the provision of emergency services
136 within the right-of-way;
137 2. A person operating a bicycle, an electric bicycle, a
138 motorcycle, a scooter, or a moped lawfully on the roadway;
139 3. A person riding an animal; or
140 4. A person lawfully operating on a public right-of-way,
141 crosswalk, or shoulder of the roadway:
142 a. A farm tractor or similar vehicle designed primarily for
143 farm use;
144 b. A skateboard, roller skates, or in-line skates;
145 c. A horse-drawn carriage;
146 d. An electric personal assistive mobility device; or
147 e. A wheelchair.
148 Section 4. Subsection (1) of section 316.083, Florida
149 Statutes, is amended to read:
150 316.083 Overtaking and passing a vehicle.—The following
151 rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles
152 proceeding in the same direction, subject to those limitations,
153 exceptions, and special rules hereinafter stated:
154 (1) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle
155 proceeding in the same direction shall give an appropriate
156 signal as provided for in s. 316.156, shall pass to the left
157 thereof at a safe distance, and shall not again drive to the
158 right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken
159 vehicle. The driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle or other
160 nonmotorized vehicle, or an electric bicycle, must pass the
161 bicycle, or other nonmotorized vehicle, or electric bicycle at a
162 safe distance of not less than 3 feet between the vehicle and
163 the bicycle, or other nonmotorized vehicle, or electric bicycle.
164 Section 5. Section 316.1995, Florida Statutes, is amended
165 to read:
166 316.1995 Driving upon sidewalk or bicycle path.—
167 (1) Except as provided in s. 316.008, s. 316.20655, s.
168 316.212(8), or s. 316.2128, a person may not drive any vehicle
169 other than by human power upon a bicycle path, sidewalk, or
170 sidewalk area, except upon a permanent or duly authorized
171 temporary driveway.
172 (2) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic
173 infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in
174 chapter 318.
175 (3) This section does not apply to motorized wheelchairs.
176 Section 6. Section 316.20655, Florida Statutes, is created
177 to read:
178 316.20655 Electric bicycle regulations.—
179 (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, an
180 electric bicycle or an operator of an electric bicycle shall be
181 afforded all the rights and privileges, and be subject to all of
182 the duties, of a bicycle or the operator of a bicycle, including
183 s. 316.2065. An electric bicycle is a vehicle to the same extent
184 as a bicycle.
185 (2) An electric bicycle or an operator of an electric
186 bicycle is not subject to the provisions of law relating to
187 financial responsibility, driver or motor vehicle licenses,
188 vehicle registration, title certificates, off-highway
189 motorcycles, or off-highway vehicles.
190 (3) Beginning on January 1, 2021, manufacturers and
191 distributors of electric bicycles shall apply a label that is
192 permanently affixed in a prominent location to each electric
193 bicycle. The label must contain the classification number, top
194 assisted speed, and motor wattage of the electric bicycle.
195 (4) A person may not tamper with or modify an electric
196 bicycle so as to change the motor-powered speed capability or
197 engagement of an electric bicycle, unless the label indicating
198 the classification number required in subsection (3) is replaced
199 after such modification.
200 (5) An electric bicycle must comply with the equipment and
201 manufacturing requirements for bicycles adopted by the United
202 States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 C.F.R. part
204 (6) An electric bicycle must operate in a manner so that
205 the electric motor is disengaged or ceases to function when the
206 rider stops pedaling or when the brakes are applied.
207 (7)(a) An operator may ride an electric bicycle where
208 bicycles are allowed, including, but not limited to, streets,
209 highways, roadways, shoulders, bicycle lanes, and bicycle or
210 multiuse paths.
211 (b) Following notice and a public hearing, a municipality,
212 county, or agency of the state having jurisdiction over a
213 bicycle or multiuse path may restrict or prohibit the operation
214 of an electric bicycle on the path if the municipality, county,
215 or agency finds that such a restriction is necessary in the
216 interest of public safety or to comply with other laws or legal
218 Section 7. Paragraph (e) of subsection (2) of section
219 316.613, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
220 316.613 Child restraint requirements.—
221 (2) As used in this section, the term “motor vehicle” means
222 a motor vehicle as defined in s. 316.003 that is operated on the
223 roadways, streets, and highways of the state. The term does not
225 (e) A motorcycle, a moped, a or bicycle, or an electric
227 Section 8. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
228 316.614, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
229 316.614 Safety belt usage.—
230 (3) As used in this section:
231 (a) “Motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle as defined in s.
232 316.003 which is operated on the roadways, streets, and highways
233 of this state. The term does not include:
234 1. A school bus.
235 2. A bus used for the transportation of persons for
237 3. A farm tractor or implement of husbandry.
238 4. A truck having a gross vehicle weight rating of more
239 than 26,000 pounds.
240 5. A motorcycle, a moped, a or bicycle, or an electric
242 Section 9. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
243 320.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
244 320.01 Definitions, general.—As used in the Florida
245 Statutes, except as otherwise provided, the term:
246 (1) “Motor vehicle” means:
247 (a) An automobile, motorcycle, truck, trailer, semitrailer,
248 truck tractor and semitrailer combination, or any other vehicle
249 operated on the roads of this state, used to transport persons
250 or property, and propelled by power other than muscular power,
251 but the term does not include traction engines, road rollers,
252 motorized scooters, micromobility devices, personal delivery
253 devices and mobile carriers as defined in s. 316.003, special
254 mobile equipment as defined in s. 316.003, vehicles that run
255 only upon a track, bicycles, electric bicycles, swamp buggies,
256 or mopeds.
257 Section 10. Subsections (27) and (44) of section 322.01,
258 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
259 322.01 Definitions.—As used in this chapter:
260 (27) “Motor vehicle” means any self-propelled vehicle,
261 including a motor vehicle combination, not operated upon rails
262 or guideway, excluding vehicles moved solely by human power,
263 motorized wheelchairs, and electric motorized bicycles as
264 defined in s. 316.003.
265 (44) “Vehicle” means every device in, upon, or by which any
266 person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a
267 public highway or operated upon rails or guideway, except a
268 bicycle, motorized wheelchair, or electric motorized bicycle.
269 Section 11. Subsection (1) of section 324.021, Florida
270 Statutes, is amended to read:
271 324.021 Definitions; minimum insurance required.—The
272 following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall, for
273 the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings respectively
274 ascribed to them in this section, except in those instances
275 where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
276 (1) MOTOR VEHICLE.—Every self-propelled vehicle that is
277 designed and required to be licensed for use upon a highway,
278 including trailers and semitrailers designed for use with such
279 vehicles, except traction engines, road rollers, farm tractors,
280 power shovels, and well drillers, and every vehicle that is
281 propelled by electric power obtained from overhead wires but not
282 operated upon rails, but not including any personal delivery
283 device or mobile carrier as defined in s. 316.003, bicycle,
284 electric bicycle, or moped. However, the term “motor vehicle”
285 does not include a motor vehicle as defined in s. 627.732(3)
286 when the owner of such vehicle has complied with the
287 requirements of ss. 627.730-627.7405, inclusive, unless the
288 provisions of s. 324.051 apply; and, in such case, the
289 applicable proof of insurance provisions of s. 320.02 apply.
290 Section 12. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
291 403.717, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
292 403.717 Waste tire and lead-acid battery requirements.—
293 (1) For purposes of this section and ss. 403.718 and
295 (b) “Motor vehicle” means an automobile, motorcycle, truck,
296 trailer, semitrailer, truck tractor and semitrailer combination,
297 or any other vehicle operated in this state, used to transport
298 persons or property and propelled by power other than muscular
299 power. The term does not include traction engines, road rollers,
300 vehicles that run only upon a track, bicycles, electric
301 bicycles, mopeds, or farm tractors and trailers.
302 Section 13. Subsection (14) of section 681.102, Florida
303 Statutes, is amended to read:
304 681.102 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
305 (14) “Motor vehicle” means a new vehicle, propelled by
306 power other than muscular power, which is sold in this state to
307 transport persons or property, and includes a recreational
308 vehicle or a vehicle used as a demonstrator or leased vehicle if
309 a manufacturer’s warranty was issued as a condition of sale, or
310 the lessee is responsible for repairs, but does not include
311 vehicles run only upon tracks, off-road vehicles, trucks over
312 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, motorcycles, mopeds,
313 electric bicycles, or the living facilities of recreational
314 vehicles. “Living facilities of recreational vehicles” are those
315 portions designed, used, or maintained primarily as living
316 quarters and include, but are not limited to, the flooring,
317 plumbing system and fixtures, roof air conditioner, furnace,
318 generator, electrical systems other than automotive circuits,
319 the side entrance door, exterior compartments, and windows other
320 than the windshield and driver and front passenger windows.
321 Section 14. Section 320.08, Florida Statutes, is amended to
323 320.08 License taxes.—Except as otherwise provided herein,
324 there are hereby levied and imposed annual license taxes for the
325 operation of motor vehicles, mopeds, motorized bicycles as
326 defined in s. 316.003(4), tri-vehicles as defined in s. 316.003,
327 and mobile homes as defined in s. 320.01, which shall be paid to
328 and collected by the department or its agent upon the
329 registration or renewal of registration of the following:
330 (1) MOTORCYCLES AND MOPEDS.—
331 (a) Any motorcycle: $10 flat.
332 (b) Any moped: $5 flat.
333 (c) Upon registration of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle,
334 or moped, in addition to the license taxes specified in this
335 subsection, a nonrefundable motorcycle safety education fee in
336 the amount of $2.50 shall be paid. The proceeds of such
337 additional fee shall be deposited in the Highway Safety
338 Operating Trust Fund to fund a motorcycle driver improvement
339 program implemented pursuant to s. 322.025, the Florida
340 Motorcycle Safety Education Program established in s. 322.0255,
341 or the general operations of the department.
342 (d) An ancient or antique motorcycle: $7.50 flat.
343 (2) AUTOMOBILES OR TRI-VEHICLES FOR PRIVATE USE.—
344 (a) An ancient or antique automobile, as defined in s.
345 320.086, or a street rod, as defined in s. 320.0863: $7.50 flat.
346 (b) Net weight of less than 2,500 pounds: $14.50 flat.
347 (c) Net weight of 2,500 pounds or more, but less than 3,500
348 pounds: $22.50 flat.
349 (d) Net weight of 3,500 pounds or more: $32.50 flat.
350 (3) TRUCKS.—
351 (a) Net weight of less than 2,000 pounds: $14.50 flat.
352 (b) Net weight of 2,000 pounds or more, but not more than
353 3,000 pounds: $22.50 flat.
354 (c) Net weight more than 3,000 pounds, but not more than
355 5,000 pounds: $32.50 flat.
356 (d) A truck defined as a “goat,” or other vehicle if used
357 in the field by a farmer or in the woods for the purpose of
358 harvesting a crop, including naval stores, during such
359 harvesting operations, and which is not principally operated
360 upon the roads of the state: $7.50 flat. The term “goat” means a
361 motor vehicle designed, constructed, and used principally for
362 the transportation of citrus fruit within citrus groves or for
363 the transportation of crops on farms, and which can also be used
364 for hauling associated equipment or supplies, including required
365 sanitary equipment, and the towing of farm trailers.
366 (e) An ancient or antique truck, as defined in s. 320.086:
367 $7.50 flat.
368 (4) HEAVY TRUCKS, TRUCK TRACTORS, FEES ACCORDING TO GROSS
369 VEHICLE WEIGHT.—
370 (a) Gross vehicle weight of 5,001 pounds or more, but less
371 than 6,000 pounds: $60.75 flat.
372 (b) Gross vehicle weight of 6,000 pounds or more, but less
373 than 8,000 pounds: $87.75 flat.
374 (c) Gross vehicle weight of 8,000 pounds or more, but less
375 than 10,000 pounds: $103 flat.
376 (d) Gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more, but less
377 than 15,000 pounds: $118 flat.
378 (e) Gross vehicle weight of 15,000 pounds or more, but less
379 than 20,000 pounds: $177 flat.
380 (f) Gross vehicle weight of 20,000 pounds or more, but less
381 than 26,001 pounds: $251 flat.
382 (g) Gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more, but less
383 than 35,000: $324 flat.
384 (h) Gross vehicle weight of 35,000 pounds or more, but less
385 than 44,000 pounds: $405 flat.
386 (i) Gross vehicle weight of 44,000 pounds or more, but less
387 than 55,000 pounds: $773 flat.
388 (j) Gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or more, but less
389 than 62,000 pounds: $916 flat.
390 (k) Gross vehicle weight of 62,000 pounds or more, but less
391 than 72,000 pounds: $1,080 flat.
392 (l) Gross vehicle weight of 72,000 pounds or more: $1,322
394 (m) Notwithstanding the declared gross vehicle weight, a
395 truck tractor used within the state or within a 150-mile radius
396 of its home address is eligible for a license plate for a fee of
397 $324 flat if:
398 1. The truck tractor is used exclusively for hauling
399 forestry products; or
400 2. The truck tractor is used primarily for the hauling of
401 forestry products, and is also used for the hauling of
402 associated forestry harvesting equipment used by the owner of
403 the truck tractor.
404 (n) A truck tractor or heavy truck, not operated as a for
405 hire vehicle and which is engaged exclusively in transporting
406 raw, unprocessed, and nonmanufactured agricultural or
407 horticultural products within the state or within a 150-mile
408 radius of its home address is eligible for a restricted license
409 plate for a fee of:
410 1. If such vehicle’s declared gross vehicle weight is less
411 than 44,000 pounds, $87.75 flat.
412 2. If such vehicle’s declared gross vehicle weight is
413 44,000 pounds or more and such vehicle only transports from the
414 point of production to the point of primary manufacture; to the
415 point of assembling the same; or to a shipping point of a rail,
416 water, or motor transportation company, $324 flat.
418 Such not-for-hire truck tractors and heavy trucks used
419 exclusively in transporting raw, unprocessed, and
420 nonmanufactured agricultural or horticultural products may be
421 incidentally used to haul farm implements and fertilizers
422 delivered direct to the growers. The department may require any
423 documentation deemed necessary to determine eligibility before
424 issuance of this license plate. For the purpose of this
425 paragraph, “not-for-hire” means the owner of the motor vehicle
426 must also be the owner of the raw, unprocessed, and
427 nonmanufactured agricultural or horticultural product, or the
428 user of the farm implements and fertilizer being delivered.
429 (5) SEMITRAILERS, FEES ACCORDING TO GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT;
430 SCHOOL BUSES; SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES.—
431 (a)1. A semitrailer drawn by a GVW truck tractor by means
432 of a fifth-wheel arrangement: $13.50 flat per registration year
433 or any part thereof.
434 2. A semitrailer drawn by a GVW truck tractor by means of a
435 fifth-wheel arrangement: $68 flat per permanent registration.
436 (b) A motor vehicle equipped with machinery and designed
437 for the exclusive purpose of well drilling, excavation,
438 construction, spraying, or similar activity, and which is not
439 designed or used to transport loads other than the machinery
440 described above over public roads: $44 flat.
441 (c) A school bus used exclusively to transport pupils to
442 and from school or school or church activities or functions
443 within their own county: $41 flat.
444 (d) A wrecker, as defined in s. 320.01, which is used to
445 tow a vessel as defined in s. 327.02, a disabled, abandoned,
446 stolen-recovered, or impounded motor vehicle as defined in s.
447 320.01, or a replacement motor vehicle as defined in s. 320.01:
448 $41 flat.
449 (e) A wrecker that is used to tow any nondisabled motor
450 vehicle, a vessel, or any other cargo unless used as defined in
451 paragraph (d), as follows:
452 1. Gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more, but less
453 than 15,000 pounds: $118 flat.
454 2. Gross vehicle weight of 15,000 pounds or more, but less
455 than 20,000 pounds: $177 flat.
456 3. Gross vehicle weight of 20,000 pounds or more, but less
457 than 26,000 pounds: $251 flat.
458 4. Gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more, but less
459 than 35,000 pounds: $324 flat.
460 5. Gross vehicle weight of 35,000 pounds or more, but less
461 than 44,000 pounds: $405 flat.
462 6. Gross vehicle weight of 44,000 pounds or more, but less
463 than 55,000 pounds: $772 flat.
464 7. Gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or more, but less
465 than 62,000 pounds: $915 flat.
466 8. Gross vehicle weight of 62,000 pounds or more, but less
467 than 72,000 pounds: $1,080 flat.
468 9. Gross vehicle weight of 72,000 pounds or more: $1,322
470 (f) A hearse or ambulance: $40.50 flat.
471 (6) MOTOR VEHICLES FOR HIRE.—
472 (a) Under nine passengers: $17 flat plus $1.50 per cwt.
473 (b) Nine passengers and over: $17 flat plus $2 per cwt.
474 (7) TRAILERS FOR PRIVATE USE.—
475 (a) Any trailer weighing 500 pounds or less: $6.75 flat per
476 year or any part thereof.
477 (b) Net weight over 500 pounds: $3.50 flat plus $1 per cwt.
478 (8) TRAILERS FOR HIRE.—
479 (a) Net weight under 2,000 pounds: $3.50 flat plus $1.50
480 per cwt.
481 (b) Net weight 2,000 pounds or more: $13.50 flat plus $1.50
482 per cwt.
483 (9) RECREATIONAL VEHICLE-TYPE UNITS.—
484 (a) A travel trailer or fifth-wheel trailer, as defined by
485 s. 320.01(1)(b), that does not exceed 35 feet in length: $27
487 (b) A camping trailer, as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)2.:
488 $13.50 flat.
489 (c) A motor home, as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)4.:
490 1. Net weight of less than 4,500 pounds: $27 flat.
491 2. Net weight of 4,500 pounds or more: $47.25 flat.
492 (d) A truck camper as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)3.:
493 1. Net weight of less than 4,500 pounds: $27 flat.
494 2. Net weight of 4,500 pounds or more: $47.25 flat.
495 (e) A private motor coach as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)5.:
496 1. Net weight of less than 4,500 pounds: $27 flat.
497 2. Net weight of 4,500 pounds or more: $47.25 flat.
498 (10) PARK TRAILERS; TRAVEL TRAILERS; FIFTH-WHEEL TRAILERS;
499 35 FEET TO 40 FEET.—
500 (a) Park trailers.—Any park trailer, as defined in s.
501 320.01(1)(b)7.: $25 flat.
502 (b) Travel trailers or fifth-wheel trailers.—A travel
503 trailer or fifth-wheel trailer, as defined in s. 320.01(1)(b),
504 that exceeds 35 feet: $25 flat.
505 (11) MOBILE HOMES.—
506 (a) A mobile home not exceeding 35 feet in length: $20
508 (b) A mobile home over 35 feet in length, but not exceeding
509 40 feet: $25 flat.
510 (c) A mobile home over 40 feet in length, but not exceeding
511 45 feet: $30 flat.
512 (d) A mobile home over 45 feet in length, but not exceeding
513 50 feet: $35 flat.
514 (e) A mobile home over 50 feet in length, but not exceeding
515 55 feet: $40 flat.
516 (f) A mobile home over 55 feet in length, but not exceeding
517 60 feet: $45 flat.
518 (g) A mobile home over 60 feet in length, but not exceeding
519 65 feet: $50 flat.
520 (h) A mobile home over 65 feet in length: $80 flat.
521 (12) DEALER AND MANUFACTURER LICENSE PLATES.—A franchised
522 motor vehicle dealer, independent motor vehicle dealer, marine
523 boat trailer dealer, or mobile home dealer and manufacturer
524 license plate: $17 flat.
525 (13) EXEMPT OR OFFICIAL LICENSE PLATES.—Any exempt or
526 official license plate: $4 flat, except that the registration or
527 renewal of a registration of a marine boat trailer exempt under
528 s. 320.102 is not subject to any license tax.
529 (14) LOCALLY OPERATED MOTOR VEHICLES FOR HIRE.—A motor
530 vehicle for hire operated wholly within a city or within 25
531 miles thereof: $17 flat plus $2 per cwt.
532 (15) TRANSPORTER.—Any transporter license plate issued to a
533 transporter pursuant to s. 320.133: $101.25 flat.
534 Section 15. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
535 316.306, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
536 316.306 School and work zones; prohibition on the use of a
537 wireless communications device in a handheld manner.—
538 (3)(a)1. A person may not operate a motor vehicle while
539 using a wireless communications device in a handheld manner in a
540 designated school crossing, school zone, or work zone area as
541 defined in s. 316.003(105) s. 316.003(104). This subparagraph
542 shall only be applicable to work zone areas if construction
543 personnel are present or are operating equipment on the road or
544 immediately adjacent to the work zone area. For the purposes of
545 this paragraph, a motor vehicle that is stationary is not being
546 operated and is not subject to the prohibition in this
548 2.a. During the period from October 1, 2019, through
549 December 31, 2019, a law enforcement officer may stop motor
550 vehicles to issue verbal or written warnings to persons who are
551 in violation of subparagraph 1. for the purposes of informing
552 and educating such persons of this section. This sub
553 subparagraph shall stand repealed on October 1, 2020.
554 b. Effective January 1, 2020, a law enforcement officer may
555 stop motor vehicles and issue citations to persons who are
556 driving while using a wireless communications device in a
557 handheld manner in violation of subparagraph 1.
558 Section 16. Subsection (1) of section 655.960, Florida
559 Statutes, is amended to read:
560 655.960 Definitions; ss. 655.960-655.965.—As used in this
561 section and ss. 655.961-655.965, unless the context otherwise
563 (1) “Access area” means any paved walkway or sidewalk which
564 is within 50 feet of any automated teller machine. The term does
565 not include any street or highway open to the use of the public,
566 as defined in s. 316.003(84)(a) or (b) s. 316.003(83)(a) or (b),
567 including any adjacent sidewalk, as defined in s. 316.003.
568 Section 17. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.