Florida Senate - 2012                              CS for SB 854
       By the Committee on Transportation; and Senator Evers
       596-02041-12                                           2012854c1
    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
    9         for the adoption of rules; providing an effective
   10         date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Section 322.097, Florida Statutes, is created to
   15  read:
   16         322.097 Teen electronic event notification service.—
   17         (1) Upon application and receipt of the appropriate fee, as
   18  described in subsection (4), from a parent or guardian of a
   19  person who has not attained 18 years of age and who holds a
   20  valid driver license or learner’s driver license, the department
   21  shall notify the parent or guardian each time any of the
   22  following events is added to the person’s driving record:
   23         (a) Conviction of any traffic violation.
   24         (b) A notice of pending suspension, revocation,
   25  disqualification, withdrawal, or cancellation of the licensee’s
   26  privilege to drive or driver license.
   27         (c) Suspension, revocation, disqualification, withdrawal,
   28  or cancellation of the licensee’s privilege to drive or driver
   29  license.
   30         (d) An at-fault vehicle crash.
   31         (2) Forms for applications under subsection (1) shall be as
   32  prescribed by the department.
   33         (3) Notifications under subsection (1) shall be made
   34  electronically to the parent’s or guardian’s e-mail address or
   35  telephone text messaging system, as requested by the parent or
   36  guardian. The notifications shall be discontinued upon request
   37  by the parent or guardian receiving the notifications or when
   38  the licensee attains 18 years of age.
   39         (4) The department shall charge a one-time fee of $5 to
   40  cover the administrative costs of the notifications. Any amounts
   41  received which are greater than the cost to administer the
   42  program shall be used by the department to promote safe driving
   43  by teenagers.
   44         (5)The department may adopt rules as necessary to
   45  administer this section.
   46         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2012.