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       Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1918
       
       
       
       By Senator Aronberg
       
       
       
       
       27-00932-10                                           20101918__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to traffic offenses; creating s.
    3         318.195, F.S.; providing criminal penalties for a
    4         person who commits a moving violation that causes
    5         serious bodily injury to, or causes or contributes to
    6         the death of, a person operating or riding in a motor
    7         vehicle or operating or riding on a motorcycle;
    8         requiring that the person pay a specified fine, serve
    9         a minimum period of incarceration, and attend a driver
   10         improvement course; requiring the court to revoke the
   11         person’s driver’s license for a specified period;
   12         providing that the act does not prohibit the person
   13         from being charged with, convicted of, or punished for
   14         any other violation of law; providing an effective
   15         date.
   16  
   17  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18  
   19         Section 1. Section 318.195, Florida Statutes, is created to
   20  read:
   21         318.195Enhanced penalties for moving violations causing
   22  injury or death.—
   23         (1) A person who commits a moving violation that causes
   24  serious bodily injury, as defined in s. 316.1933, to a person
   25  operating or riding in a motor vehicle or operating or riding on
   26  a motorcycle commits a misdemeanor of the second degree,
   27  punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, and, upon
   28  conviction, shall pay a fine of not less than $500, serve a
   29  minimum of 30 days of incarceration, and attend a driver
   30  improvement course. The court shall also revoke the person’s
   31  driver’s license for not less than 30 days.
   32         (2) A person who commits a moving violation that causes or
   33  contributes to the death of a person operating or riding in a
   34  motor vehicle or operating or riding on a motorcycle commits a
   35  misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.
   36  775.082 or s. 775.083, and, upon conviction, shall pay a fine of
   37  not less than $1,000, serve a minimum of 90 days of
   38  incarceration, and, in lieu of the requirements of s. 322.0261,
   39  attend an advanced driver improvement course. The court shall
   40  also revoke the person’s driver’s license for not less than 1
   41  year.
   42         (3) This section does not prohibit a person from being
   43  charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation
   44  of law.
   45         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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