Florida Senate - 2022                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1954
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Transportation (Wright) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 43 - 93
    4  and insert:
    5  defined in s. 501.2041(1), which is attended by 200 or more
    6  persons and substantially increases or disrupts the normal flow
    7  of traffic on a roadway, street, or highway.
    8         (c)“Special event zone” means a contiguous area on or
    9  along a roadway, street, or highway which is designated by
   10  warning signs. The term includes a parking structure, a parking
   11  lot, or any other property, whether public or private,
   12  immediately adjacent to or along the designated area.
   13         (2)In accordance with s. 316.008, the sheriff or chief
   14  administrative officer of a county or municipality may designate
   15  a special event zone in response to a special event that takes
   16  place or is reasonably anticipated to take place on a roadway,
   17  street, or highway over which the sheriff or chief
   18  administrative officer has jurisdiction. If a special event
   19  takes place or is reasonably anticipated to take place in
   20  multiple jurisdictions, the sheriff or chief administrative
   21  officer of each jurisdiction may coordinate to designate a
   22  special event zone covering multiple jurisdictions.
   23         (3)The sheriff or chief administrative officer must
   24  enforce a special event zone in a manner that causes the least
   25  inconvenience to the public and that is consistent with
   26  preserving the public health, safety, and welfare. A special
   27  event zone must:
   28         (a)Be designated by the posting of a clearly legible
   29  warning sign at each point of ingress or egress stating,
   30  “Special Event Zone—All Fines Doubled. Vehicles Subject to
   31  Impoundment for Traffic Infractions and Violations.” The warning
   32  sign must be large enough to be clearly visible to occupants of
   33  passing vehicular traffic on roadways, with letters at least 3
   34  inches in height, and must be posted at least 24 hours before
   35  enforcement may commence. The sheriff or chief administrative
   36  officer shall maintain a log of the date and time that, and the
   37  location where, each warning sign is posted.
   38         (b)Remain in effect as long as is reasonably necessary to
   39  ensure the public health, safety, and welfare but shall not
   40  remain in effect after the special event has dissipated or is
   41  attended by fewer than 100 people.
   42         (4)Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person
   43  who commits a noncriminal traffic infraction in a special event
   44  zone must pay a fine double the amount provided in chapter 318.
   45         (5)(a)In addition to any other penalty authorized by this
   46  section, a law enforcement officer may impound the motor vehicle
   47  of a person who commits a noncriminal traffic infraction or a
   48  criminal traffic violation in a special event zone. The term of
   49  impoundment authorized under this subsection shall not exceed 72
   50  hours, and the motor vehicle must be released immediately upon
   51  the payment of any costs and fees for its impoundment,
   52  regardless of whether the payment is made before the 72-hour
   53  period.
   54         (b)All costs and fees for the motor vehicle impoundment
   55  must be paid by the owner of the vehicle or, if the vehicle is
   56  leased or rented, by the person leasing or renting the vehicle,
   57  unless the noncriminal traffic infraction or the criminal charge
   58  is dismissed.
   59         (c)Section 713.78 applies to a vehicle impounded under
   60  this subsection.
   61         (6)The sheriff or chief administrative officer of a county
   62  or municipality who designates a special event zone in response
   63  to a special event shall notify the State Fire Marshal or person
   64  designated pursuant to s. 633.118, who shall assist with the
   65  enforcement of occupancy limits on private or public property in
   66  a special event zone.
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   69  And the title is amended as follows:
   70         Delete lines 13 - 18
   71  and insert:
   72         traffic violation in a special event zone; limiting
   73         the term of such impoundment; requiring that the motor
   74         vehicle be immediately released upon payment of
   75         impoundment costs and fees; specifying persons who
   76         must pay the costs and fees for the impoundment;
   77         providing applicability; requiring a sheriff or chief
   78         administrative officer designating a special event
   79         zone to notify the State Fire Marshal or certain
   80         designated person, who shall assist with occupancy
   81         limit enforcement; providing for