Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1150
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/30/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Latvala) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 389 and 390
    4  insert:
    5         Section 7. Paragraph (d) of subsection (3) and subsection
    6  (8) of section 316.2065, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         316.2065 Bicycle regulations.—
    8         (3)
    9         (d) A bicycle rider or passenger who is under 16 years of
   10  age must wear a bicycle helmet that is properly fitted and is
   11  fastened securely upon the passenger’s head by a strap, and that
   12  meets the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, final
   13  rule, 16 C.F.R. part 1203. Helmets purchased before October 1,
   14  2011, and meeting standards of the American National Standards
   15  Institute (ANSI Z 90.4 Bicycle Helmet Standards), the standards
   16  of the Snell Memorial Foundation (1984 Standard for Protective
   17  Headgear for Use in Bicycling), or any other nationally
   18  recognized standards for bicycle helmets adopted by the
   19  department may continue to be worn by riders or passengers until
   20  January 1, 2015. As used in this subsection, the term
   21  “passenger” includes a child who is riding in a trailer or
   22  semitrailer attached to a bicycle.
   23         (8) Every bicycle in use between sunset and sunrise shall
   24  be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light
   25  visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and a
   26  lamp and reflector on the rear each exhibiting a red light
   27  visible from a distance of 600 feet to the rear. A bicycle or
   28  its rider may be equipped with lights or reflectors in addition
   29  to those required by this section. A law enforcement officer may
   30  issue a bicycle safety brochure and a verbal warning to a
   31  bicycle rider who violates this subsection. A bicycle rider who
   32  violates this subsection may be issued a citation by a law
   33  enforcement officer and assessed a fine for a pedestrian
   34  violation, as provided in s. 318.18. The court shall dismiss the
   35  charge against a bicycle rider for a first violation of this
   36  subsection upon proof of purchase and installation of the proper
   37  lighting equipment.
   39  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   40         And the title is amended as follows:
   41         Delete line 22
   42  and insert:
   43         conforming a reference; amending s. 316.2065, F.S.;
   44  revising safety standard requirements for bicycle helmets that
   45  must be worn by certain riders and passengers; providing for
   46  enforcement of requirements for bicycle lighting equipment;
   47  providing penalties for violations; providing for dismissal of
   48  the charge following a first offense under certain
   49  circumstances; amending s. 316.2085, F.S.;