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Senate Bill 1324

Senate Bill sb1324

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 1324

    By Senator Campbell





    32-701-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to vehicular homicide; amending

  3         s. 782.071, F.S.; providing that operating a

  4         motor vehicle without having slept within the

  5         preceding 24 hours creates a rebuttable

  6         presumption that the person is operating the

  7         vehicle in a reckless manner for purposes of

  8         vehicular-homicide provisions; providing an

  9         effective date.

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11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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13         Section 1.  Section 782.071, Florida Statutes, is

14  amended to read:

15         782.071  Vehicular homicide.--"Vehicular homicide" is

16  the killing of a human being, or the killing of a viable fetus

17  by any injury to the mother, caused by the operation of a

18  motor vehicle by another in a reckless manner likely to cause

19  the death of, or great bodily harm to, another.

20         (1)  Vehicular homicide is:

21         (a)  A felony of the second degree, punishable as

22  provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

23         (b)  A felony of the first degree, punishable as

24  provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, if:

25         1.  At the time of the accident, the person knew, or

26  should have known, that the accident occurred; and

27         2.  The person failed to give information and render

28  aid as required by s. 316.062.

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30  This paragraph does not require that the person knew that the

31  accident resulted in injury or death.

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 1324
    32-701-04




 1         (2)  For purposes of this section, a fetus is viable

 2  when it becomes capable of meaningful life outside the womb

 3  through standard medical measures.

 4         (3)  Operating a motor vehicle without having slept

 5  within the preceding 24 hours creates a rebuttable presumption

 6  that the person is operating the vehicle in a reckless manner.

 7         (4)(3)  A right of action for civil damages shall exist

 8  under s. 768.19, under all circumstances, for all deaths

 9  described in this section.

10         (5)(4)  In addition to any other punishment, the court

11  may order the person to serve 120 community service hours in a

12  trauma center or hospital that regularly receives victims of

13  vehicle accidents, under the supervision of a registered

14  nurse, an emergency room physician, or an emergency medical

15  technician pursuant to a voluntary community service program

16  operated by the trauma center or hospital.

17         Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2004.

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20                          SENATE SUMMARY

21    Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle
      without having slept within the preceding 24-hour period
22    is presumed to be operating the vehicle in a reckless
      manner for purposes of the vehicular homicide law.
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