Florida Senate - 2010                             CS for SB 2380
       By the Committee on Commerce; and Senator Baker
       577-04861-10                                          20102380c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to window sunscreening exclusions;
    3         amending s. 316.29545, F.S.; excluding vehicles
    4         operated by persons with certain medical conditions
    5         from certain restrictions; excluding vehicles owned or
    6         leased by private investigative agencies or private
    7         investigators from certain restrictions; providing
    8         rulemaking authority to the Department of Highway
    9         Safety and Motor Vehicles regarding sunscreening
   10         restrictions; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Section 316.29545, Florida Statutes, is amended
   15  to read:
   16         316.29545 Window sunscreening exclusions; medical
   17  exemption; certain law enforcement vehicles and private
   18  investigative service vehicles exempt.—
   19         (1) The department shall issue medical exemption
   20  certificates to persons who are afflicted with Lupus, any
   21  autoimmune disease, or other similar medical conditions that
   22  which require a limited exposure to light, which certificates
   23  shall entitle the person to whom the certificate is issued to
   24  have sunscreening material on the windshield, side windows, and
   25  windows behind the driver which is in violation of the
   26  requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957. The department shall
   27  consult with the Medical Advisory Board established in s.
   28  322.125 to provide guidance with respect to the autoimmune
   29  diseases and other medical conditions that shall be included on,
   30  by rule, for the form of the medical certificate authorized by
   31  this section. At a minimum, the medical exemption certificate
   32  shall include a vehicle description with the make, model, year,
   33  vehicle identification number, medical exemption decal number
   34  issued for the vehicle, and the name of the person or persons
   35  who are the registered owners of the vehicle. A medical
   36  exemption certificate shall be nontransferable and shall become
   37  null and void upon the sale or transfer of the vehicle
   38  identified on the certificate.
   39         (2) The department shall exempt all law enforcement
   40  vehicles used in undercover or canine operations from the window
   41  sunscreening requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957.
   42         (3) The department shall exempt from the window
   43  sunscreening restrictions of ss. 316.2953, 316.2954, and
   44  316.2956 vehicles that are owned or leased by private
   45  investigative agencies or private investigators licensed under
   46  chapter 493.
   47         (4)(3) The department may charge a fee in an amount
   48  sufficient to defray the expenses of issuing a medical exemption
   49  certificate as described in subsection (1).
   50         (5) The department may adopt rules for the implementation
   51  of this section.
   52         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.