Florida Senate - 2010 SB 2380
By Senator Baker
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to motor vehicle sunscreening material
3 restrictions; amending s. 316.29545, F.S.; excluding
4 vehicles owned or leased by private investigative
5 services from certain restrictions when used in
6 specified activities; providing an effective date.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10 Section 1. Section 316.29545, Florida Statutes, is amended
11 to read:
12 316.29545 Window sunscreening exclusions; medical
13 exemption; certain law enforcement vehicles and private
14 investigative service vehicles exempt.—
15 (1) The department shall issue medical exemption
16 certificates to persons who are afflicted with Lupus or similar
17 medical conditions which require a limited exposure to light,
18 which certificates shall entitle the person to whom the
19 certificate is issued to have sunscreening material on the
20 windshield, side windows, and windows behind the driver which is
21 in violation of the requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957. The
22 department shall provide, by rule, for the form of the medical
23 certificate authorized by this section. At a minimum, the
24 medical exemption certificate shall include a vehicle
25 description with the make, model, year, vehicle identification
26 number, medical exemption decal number issued for the vehicle,
27 and the name of the person or persons who are the registered
28 owners of the vehicle. A medical exemption certificate shall be
29 nontransferable and shall become null and void upon the sale or
30 transfer of the vehicle identified on the certificate.
31 (2) The department shall exempt all law enforcement
32 vehicles used in undercover or canine operations from the window
33 sunscreening requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957.
34 (3) The department shall exempt from the window
35 sunscreening restrictions of ss. 316.2953, 316.2954, and
36 316.2956 vehicles that are owned or leased by private
37 investigative agencies licensed under chapter 493 and used in
38 homeland security functions on behalf of federal, state, or
39 local authorities; executive protection activities; undercover,
40 covert, or surveillance operations involving child abductions,
41 convicted sex offenders, insurance fraud, or missing persons or
42 property; or investigative activities in which evidence is being
43 obtained for civil or criminal court proceedings.
(3) The department may charge a fee in an amount
45 sufficient to defray the expenses of issuing a medical exemption
46 certificate as described in subsection (1).
47 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.