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CS/HB 611 — Motor Vehicle Racing

by Criminal Justice Subcommittee and Reps. Mercado, Plakon, and others (CS/SB 116 by Rules Committee and Senator Stewart)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Infrastructure and Security Committee (IS)

The bill allows an officer to warrantlessly arrest and take a person into custody if the officer has probable cause to believe he or she committed a violation of s. 316.191(2), F.S., which prohibits any form of participation in motor vehicle racing. Removes the requirement that an officer either witness the offense and arrest immediately or in fresh pursuit, or secure an arrest warrant.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 114-1