Florida Senate - 2010                                     SB 432
       By Senator Sobel
       31-00420-10                                            2010432__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to motor vehicle window sunscreening
    3         requirements; amending s. 316.29545, F.S.; providing a
    4         medical exemption from such requirements for persons
    5         who are afflicted with multiple sclerosis; authorizing
    6         the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to
    7         charge a fee for issuing such a certificate of
    8         exemption; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 316.29545, Florida Statutes, is amended
   13  to read:
   14         316.29545 Window sunscreening exclusions; medical
   15  exemption; certain law enforcement vehicles exempt.—
   16         (1) The department shall issue medical exemption
   17  certificates to persons who are afflicted with lupus, multiple
   18  sclerosis, Lupus or similar medical conditions that which
   19  require a limited exposure to light or heat, which certificates
   20  shall entitle the person to whom the certificate is issued to
   21  have sunscreening material on the windshield, side windows, and
   22  windows behind the driver which is in violation of the
   23  requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957. The department shall
   24  provide, by rule, for the form of the medical certificates
   25  certificate authorized by this section. At a minimum, the
   26  medical exemption certificate shall include a vehicle
   27  description with the make, model, year, vehicle identification
   28  number, medical exemption decal number issued for the vehicle,
   29  and the name of the person or persons who are the registered
   30  owners of the vehicle. A medical exemption certificate is shall
   31  be nontransferable and becomes shall become null and void upon
   32  the sale or transfer of the vehicle identified on the
   33  certificate.
   34         (2) The department shall exempt all law enforcement
   35  vehicles used in undercover or canine operations from the window
   36  sunscreening requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957.
   37         (3) The department may charge a fee in an amount sufficient
   38  to defray the expenses of issuing a medical exemption
   39  certificate as described in subsection (1).
   40         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.