Florida Senate - 2016 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1394 Ì606666GÎ606666 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: NC/2R . 03/04/2016 05:51 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Brandes moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 1081 and 1082 4 insert: 5 Section 23. Subsection (46) is added to section 320.01, 6 Florida Statutes, to read: 7 320.01 Definitions, general.—As used in the Florida 8 Statutes, except as otherwise provided, the term: 9 (46)(a) “Ridesharing arrangements” means the transportation 10 of not more than 15 passengers, including the driver, where the 11 transportation is incidental to another purpose of the driver, 12 who is not engaged in transportation as a business. The term 13 includes: 14 1. Carpool or vanpool arrangements not exceeding 15 15 passengers, including the driver, in which the driver seeks 16 reimbursement for, or the rideshare participants may pool or 17 otherwise share, transportation costs; and 18 2. Carpool or vanpool arrangements not exceeding 15 19 passengers, including the driver, used in the transportation of 20 employees to or from their places of employment or educational 21 or other institutions. 22 (b) For the purposes of this chapter and chapter 627, motor 23 vehicles used in ridesharing arrangements are not included in 24 the term “for-hire vehicle,” and money or other consideration 25 exchanged for, or to facilitate reimbursement of, transportation 26 costs or related expenses in a ridesharing arrangement may not 27 be deemed to be compensation or the receipt of a fee. 28 Section 24. Section 324.031, Florida Statutes, is amended 29 to read: 30 324.031 Manner of proving financial responsibility.—The 31 owner or operator of a taxicab, limousine, jitney, or any other 32 for-hire passenger transportation vehicle may prove financial 33 responsibility by providing satisfactory evidence of holding a 34 motor vehicle liability policy as defined in s. 324.021(8) or s. 35 324.151, which policy is issued by an insurance carrier which is 36 a member of the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association. The 37 operator or owner of any other vehicle, including those used in 38 a ridesharing arrangement, may prove his or her financial 39 responsibility by: 40 (1) Furnishing satisfactory evidence of holding a motor 41 vehicle liability policy as defined in ss. 324.021(8) and 42 324.151; 43 (2) Furnishing a certificate of self-insurance showing a 44 deposit of cash in accordance with s. 324.161; or 45 (3) Furnishing a certificate of self-insurance issued by 46 the department in accordance with s. 324.171. 47 48 Any person, including any firm, partnership, association, 49 corporation, or other person, other than a natural person, 50 electing to use the method of proof specified in subsection (2) 51 shall furnish a certificate of deposit equal to the number of 52 vehicles owned times $30,000, to a maximum of $120,000; in 53 addition, any such person, other than a natural person, shall 54 maintain insurance providing coverage in excess of limits of 55 $10,000/20,000/10,000 or $30,000 combined single limits, and 56 such excess insurance shall provide minimum limits of 57 $125,000/250,000/50,000 or $300,000 combined single limits. 58 These increased limits shall not affect the requirements for 59 proving financial responsibility under s. 324.032(1). 60 61 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 62 And the title is amended as follows: 63 Delete line 129 64 and insert: 65 Legislature; amending s. 320.01, F.S.; defining the 66 term “ridesharing arrangements”; amending s. 324.031, 67 F.S.; authorizing the operator or owner of certain 68 vehicles used in a ridesharing arrangement to prove 69 his or her financial responsibility by furnishing 70 certain evidence or a certain certificate; providing 71 effective dates.