Florida Senate - 2012                                     SB 854
       By Senator Evers
       2-00753-12                                             2012854__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to teenage drivers; creating s.
    3         322.097, F.S.; providing for the Department of Highway
    4         Safety and Motor Vehicles to electronically notify a
    5         parent or guardian when certain events are added to
    6         the driving record of a minor licensed to drive;
    7         providing for discontinuance of the notifications;
    8         providing for forms; providing for a fee; providing an
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Section 322.097, Florida Statutes, is created to
   14  read:
   15         322.097 Teen Electronic Event Notification Service.—
   16         (1) Upon application and receipt of the appropriate fee
   17  from a parent or guardian of a person who has not attained 18
   18  years of age and who holds a valid driver’s license or learner’s
   19  driver’s license, the department shall notify the parent or
   20  guardian each time any of the following events is added to the
   21  person’s driving record:
   22         (a) Issuance of a traffic citation.
   23         (b) Conviction for any traffic violation.
   24         (c) Suspension or revocation of the licensee’s privilege to
   25  drive or driver’s license.
   26         (d) A vehicle crash.
   27         (2) Forms for applications under subsection (1) shall be as
   28  prescribed by the department.
   29         (3) Notifications under subsection (1) shall be made
   30  electronically to the parent’s or guardian’s e-mail address or
   31  telephone text messaging system, as requested by the parent or
   32  guardian. The notifications shall be discontinued upon request
   33  by the parent or guardian receiving the notifications or when
   34  the licensee attains 18 years of age.
   35         (4) The department shall charge a fee of $5 to cover the
   36  administrative costs of the notifications. Any amounts received
   37  that are greater than the cost to administer the program shall
   38  be used by the department to promote safe driving by teenagers.
   39         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.