Florida Senate - 2010 CS for SB 1918
By the Committee on Transportation; and Senator Aronberg
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to traffic offenses; creating s.
3 318.195, F.S.; providing penalties for the commission
4 of a noncriminal traffic infraction or certain other
5 violations that cause or result in the serious injury
6 of a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, or person of
7 other means of conveyance; providing enhanced
8 penalties for such violations that cause the death of
9 such person; providing that the act does not prohibit
10 the person from being charged with, convicted of, or
11 punished for any other violation of law; providing an
12 effective date.
14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
16 Section 1. Section 318.195, Florida Statutes, is created to
18 318.195 Enhanced penalties for moving violations causing
19 injury or death.—
20 (1) A person whose commission of a noncriminal traffic
21 infraction or any violation of this chapter causes or results in
22 the serious injury of a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, or
23 person of other means of conveyance shall serve 30 days house
24 arrest, be fined $500, and have his or her license suspended for
25 30 days. If the infraction or violation causes the death of a
26 motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, or person of other means of
27 conveyance, the person shall serve a minimum of 90 days in jail,
28 pay a fine of $1,000, and have his or her license suspended for
29 a minimum of 1 year.
30 (2) This section does not prohibit a person from being
31 charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation
32 of law.
33 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.