((LATE FILED FOR: 4/29/2008 7:30:00 AM))Amendment
Bill No. CS/SB 2582
Amendment No. 437767
Senate House

1Representative Ambler offered the following:
3     Amendment (with title amendment)
4     Between lines 472 and 473, insert:
5     Section 4.  Effective March 1, 2009, section 322.093,
6Florida Statutes, is created to read:
7     322.093  Driver education for minors.--
8     (1)  This section may be cited as the "Tyler's Bill for
9Driver Education."
10     (2)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
11department may not issue a driver's license to a person who has
12not attained 18 years of age unless the person has successfully
13completed a driver education course of instruction in the
14operation of motor vehicles given by a public secondary school
15in compliance with s. 1003.48 or a nonpublic school or
16commercial driving school meeting the standards prescribed under
17s. 1003.48. However, nothing in this section shall alter the
18distribution of funds pursuant to s. 318.1215. The school shall
19issue a certificate to each student who successfully completes
20the driver education course.
21     Section 5.  Effective March 1, 2009, section 1003.48,
22Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
23     1003.48  Instruction in operation of motor vehicles.--
24     (1)  A course of study and instruction in the safe and
25lawful operation of a motor vehicle shall be made available by
26each district school board to students in the secondary schools
27in the state. As used in this section, the term "motor vehicle"
28shall have the same meaning as in s. 320.01(1)(a) and shall
29include motorcycles and mopeds. The course must include
30classroom or virtual instruction and behind-the-wheel training,
31which may include use of a simulator, except that instruction in
32motorcycle or moped operation may be limited to classroom
33instruction. The course shall not be made a part of, or a
34substitute for, any of the minimum requirements for graduation.
35     (2)  In order to make such a course available to any
36secondary school student, the district school board may use any
37one of the following procedures or any combination thereof:
38     (a)  Utilize instructional personnel employed by the
39district school board.
40     (b)  Contract with a commercial driving school licensed
41under the provisions of chapter 488.
42     (c)  Contract with an instructor certified under the
43provisions of chapter 488.
44     (3)(a)  District school boards shall earn funds on full-
45time equivalent students at the appropriate basic program cost
46factor, regardless of the method by which such courses are
48     (b)  For the purpose of financing the driver education
49program in the secondary schools, there shall be levied an
50additional 50 cents per year to the driver's license fee
51required by s. 322.21. The additional fee shall be promptly
52remitted to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles,
53which shall transmit the fee to the Chief Financial Officer to
54be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
55     (4)  The Commissioner of Education district school board
56shall prescribe standards and curriculum requirements for the
57course required by this section and for instructional personnel
58directly employed by the district school board. Notwithstanding
59any other provision of law, any certified instructor or licensed
60commercial driving school offering the course pursuant to
61subsection (2) shall be deemed sufficiently qualified and shall
62not be required to meet the standards and curriculum
63requirements prescribed for the course any standards in lieu of
64or in addition to those prescribed under chapter 488.
65     (5)  Any student under 18 years of age who has not
66satisfactorily completed the course required under this section
67shall have a restriction placed on his or her driver's permit.
68The student shall be restricted when operating a motor vehicle
69to having one passenger in the motor vehicle unless the student
70is accompanied by a driver who holds a valid license to operate
71a motor vehicle and who is at least 21 years of age.
T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T
75     Remove line 42 and insert:
76severability; creating s. 322.093, F.S.; providing a short
77title; providing that the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
78Vehicles may not issue a driver's license to a minor unless the
79minor has successfully completed a specified driver education
80course; specifying nonapplication to distribution of certain
81funds; providing for issuance of a certificate for successful
82course completion; amending s. 1003.48, F.S.; providing
83requirements for a school district course of instruction in the
84operation of motor vehicles; requiring the Commissioner of
85Education to prescribe standards and curriculum requirements;
86requiring certified instructors or commercial driving schools
87offering the course to meet the standards and requirements;
88providing for a restricted driver's permit under certain
89circumstances; providing an effective date.

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