Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 2380
       By Senator Baker
       20-01340-10                                           20102380__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to motor vehicle sunscreening material
    3         restrictions; amending s. 316.29545, F.S.; excluding
    4         vehicles owned or leased by private investigative
    5         services from certain restrictions when used in
    6         specified activities; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Section 316.29545, Florida Statutes, is amended
   11  to read:
   12         316.29545 Window sunscreening exclusions; medical
   13  exemption; certain law enforcement vehicles and private
   14  investigative service vehicles exempt.—
   15         (1) The department shall issue medical exemption
   16  certificates to persons who are afflicted with Lupus or similar
   17  medical conditions which require a limited exposure to light,
   18  which certificates shall entitle the person to whom the
   19  certificate is issued to have sunscreening material on the
   20  windshield, side windows, and windows behind the driver which is
   21  in violation of the requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957. The
   22  department shall provide, by rule, for the form of the medical
   23  certificate authorized by this section. At a minimum, the
   24  medical exemption certificate shall include a vehicle
   25  description with the make, model, year, vehicle identification
   26  number, medical exemption decal number issued for the vehicle,
   27  and the name of the person or persons who are the registered
   28  owners of the vehicle. A medical exemption certificate shall be
   29  nontransferable and shall become null and void upon the sale or
   30  transfer of the vehicle identified on the certificate.
   31         (2) The department shall exempt all law enforcement
   32  vehicles used in undercover or canine operations from the window
   33  sunscreening requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957.
   34         (3)The department shall exempt from the window
   35  sunscreening restrictions of ss. 316.2953, 316.2954, and
   36  316.2956 vehicles that are owned or leased by private
   37  investigative agencies licensed under chapter 493 and used in
   38  homeland security functions on behalf of federal, state, or
   39  local authorities; executive protection activities; undercover,
   40  covert, or surveillance operations involving child abductions,
   41  convicted sex offenders, insurance fraud, or missing persons or
   42  property; or investigative activities in which evidence is being
   43  obtained for civil or criminal court proceedings.
   44         (4)(3) The department may charge a fee in an amount
   45  sufficient to defray the expenses of issuing a medical exemption
   46  certificate as described in subsection (1).
   47         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.