Florida Senate - 2010                              CS for SB 432
       By the Committee on Health Regulation; and Senator Sobel
       588-05228-10                                           2010432c1
    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 sunscreening requirements for
    5         persons who are afflicted with any autoimmune disease
    6         or other medical conditions; requiring the Department
    7         of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to consult with
    8         its medical advisory board to provide guidance with
    9         respect to such autoimmune diseases and other medical
   10         conditions; 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 exempt.—
   18         (1) The department shall issue medical exemption
   19  certificates to persons who are afflicted with Lupus, any
   20  autoimmune disease, or other similar medical conditions that
   21  which require a limited exposure to light, which certificates
   22  shall entitle the person to whom the certificate is issued to
   23  have sunscreening material on the windshield, side windows, and
   24  windows behind the driver which is in violation of the
   25  requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957. The department shall
   26  consult with the Medical Advisory Board established in s.
   27  322.125 to provide guidance with respect to the autoimmune
   28  diseases and other medical conditions that shall be included on
   29  provide, by rule, for the form of the medical certificate
   30  authorized by this section. At a minimum, the medical exemption
   31  certificate shall include a vehicle description with the make,
   32  model, year, vehicle identification number, medical exemption
   33  decal number issued for the vehicle, and the name of the person
   34  or persons who are the registered owners of the vehicle. A
   35  medical exemption certificate shall be nontransferable and shall
   36  become null and void upon the sale or transfer of the vehicle
   37  identified on the certificate.
   38         (2) The department shall exempt all law enforcement
   39  vehicles used in undercover or canine operations from the window
   40  sunscreening requirements of ss. 316.2951-316.2957.
   41         (3) The department may charge a fee in an amount sufficient
   42  to defray the expenses of issuing a medical exemption
   43  certificate as described in subsection (1).
   44         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.