Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 372
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/21/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Legg) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsections (3) and (4) of section 561.57,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         561.57 Deliveries by licensees.—
    8         (3) A licensed Any vendor may transport alcoholic beverage
    9  purchases from a distributor’s place of business to the vendor’s
   10  licensed premises or off-premises storage if the, provided that
   11  a vehicle used to transport the alcoholic beverages is owned or
   12  leased by the vendor or a person identified in a license
   13  application filed by the vendor and approved by the division and
   14  a valid vehicle permit has been issued for such or decal is
   15  attached to the vendor’s owned or leased vehicle. Vehicles owned
   16  or leased by a person authorized under this subsection must be
   17  operated by such persons when transporting alcoholic beverage
   18  purchases from a distributor’s place of business to the vendor’s
   19  licensed premises or off-premises storage.
   20         (4) A vehicle permit The division shall have prepared for
   21  issuance vehicle permits or decals suitable to be attached to
   22  such vehicles, with the words, “Beverage Vehicle No.,” which may
   23  be obtained by a licensed any vendor or other person authorized
   24  under subsection (3) upon application and payment of a fee of $5
   25  per vehicle to the division. The signature of a person
   26  authorized under subsection (3) is required on the vehicle
   27  permit application. Such permit remains permits shall be valid
   28  and does will not expire unless the vendor or other person
   29  authorized under subsection (3) disposes of his or her vehicle,
   30  or the vendor’s alcoholic beverage license is transferred,
   31  canceled, not renewed, or is revoked by the division, whichever
   32  occurs first. The division shall cancel a vehicle permit issued
   33  to a vendor upon request from the vendor. The division shall
   34  cancel a vehicle permit issued to other persons authorized under
   35  subsection (3) upon request from that person or the vendor. By
   36  acceptance of a vehicle permit, the vendor or other person
   37  authorized under subsection (3) licensee agrees that such
   38  vehicle is shall always be subject to inspection and search be
   39  inspected and searched without a search warrant, for the purpose
   40  of ascertaining that all provisions of the alcoholic beverage
   41  laws are complied with, by authorized employees of the division
   42  and also by sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and police officers
   43  during business hours or other times that the vehicle is being
   44  used to transport or deliver alcoholic beverages. A vehicle
   45  permit issued under this subsection and invoices or sales
   46  tickets for alcoholic beverages purchased and transported must
   47  be attached to or carried in the vehicle used by the vendor or
   48  other person authorized under subsection (3) when the vendor’s
   49  alcoholic beverages are being transported or delivered.
   50         Section 2. Subsection (2) of section 562.07, Florida
   51  Statutes, is amended to read:
   52         562.07 Illegal transportation of beverages.—It is unlawful
   53  for alcoholic beverages to be transported in quantities of more
   54  than 12 bottles except as follows:
   55         (2) In the owned or leased vehicles of licensed vendors or
   56  other persons authorized under s. 561.57(3) transporting
   57  alcoholic beverage purchases from the distributor’s place of
   58  business to the vendor’s licensed place of business or off
   59  premises storage and to which said vehicles are attached a
   60  permit or decal as provided for in the alcoholic beverage law;
   61         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.
   63  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   64         And the title is amended as follows:
   65         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   66  and insert:
   67                        A bill to be entitled                      
   68         An act relating to vehicle permits; amending ss.
   69         561.57 and 562.07, F.S.; authorizing a licensed vendor
   70         to transport alcoholic beverages from a distributor’s
   71         place of business to the vendor’s licensed premises in
   72         a vehicle owned or leased by a person identified on a
   73         license application filed by the vendor and approved
   74         by the division; requiring each operator to sign the
   75         application; revising permit requirements for such
   76         vehicles, including a specified fee per vehicle;
   77         providing for the cancellation of vehicle permits;
   78         authorizing the inspection and search of such vehicles
   79         without a search warrant; providing requirements for
   80         the use and storage of vehicle permits; providing an
   81         effective date.