Florida Senate - 2012 SB 1170 By Senator Ring 32-01289-12 20121170__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to disabled parking permits; amending 3 s. 320.0848, F.S.; requiring a disabled parking permit 4 placard to display the person’s image; providing an 5 effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) and paragraph 10 (a) of subsection (3) of section 320.0848, Florida Statutes, are 11 amended to read: 12 320.0848 Persons who have disabilities; issuance of 13 disabled parking permits; temporary permits; permits for certain 14 providers of transportation services to persons who have 15 disabilities.— 16 (2) DISABLED PARKING PERMIT; PERSONS WITH LONG-TERM 17 MOBILITY PROBLEMS.— 18 (a) The disabled parking permit is a placard that can be 19 placed in a motor vehicle so as to be visible from the front and 20 rear of the vehicle. Each side of the placard must have the 21 international symbol of accessibility in a contrasting color in 22 the center so as to be visible. One side of the placard must 23 display a color photograph or digital image of the applicant and 24 the applicant’s driver
driver’slicense number or state 25 identification card number along with a warning that the 26 applicant must have such identification at all times while using 27 the parking permit. In those cases where the severity of the 28 disability prevents a disabled person from physically visiting 29 or being transported to a driver license or tax collector office 30 to obtain a driver driver’slicense or identification card, a 31 certifying physician may sign the exemption section of the 32 department’s parking permit application to exempt the disabled 33 person from being issued a driver driver’slicense or 34 identification card for the number to be displayed on the 35 parking permit. A validation sticker must also be issued with 36 each disabled parking permit, showing the month and year of 37 expiration on each side of the placard. Validation stickers must 38 be of the size specified by the Department of Highway Safety and 39 Motor Vehicles and must be affixed to the disabled parking 40 permits. The disabled parking permits must use the same colors 41 as license plate validations. 42 (3) DISABLED PARKING PERMIT; TEMPORARY.— 43 (a) The temporary disabled parking permit is a placard of a 44 different color from the color of the long-term disabled parking 45 permit placard, and must clearly display the date of expiration 46 in large print and with color coding, but is identical to the 47 long-term disabled parking permit placard in all other respects, 48 including, but not limited to, the inclusion of a color 49 photograph or digital image of the applicant and a state 50 identification card number or driver driver’slicense number on 51 one side of the temporary permit. The temporary disabled parking 52 permit placard must be designed to conspicuously display the 53 expiration date of the permit on the front and back of the 54 placard. 55 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.