Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1024
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/13/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 28 and 29
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Subsections (5) and (6) of section 261.20,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         261.20 Operations of off-highway vehicles on public lands;
    8  restrictions; safety courses; required equipment; prohibited
    9  acts; penalties.—
   10         (5) It is a violation of this section:
   11         (a) To carry more passengers a passenger on an off-highway
   12  vehicle than, unless the machine is specifically designed by the
   13  manufacturer to carry an operator and a single passenger.
   14         (b) To operate an off-highway vehicle while under the
   15  influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or any
   16  prescription or over-the-counter drug that impairs vision or
   17  motor condition.
   18         (c) For a person who has not attained 16 years of age, to
   19  operate an off-highway vehicle without wearing eye protection,
   20  over-the-ankle boots, and a safety helmet that is approved by
   21  the United States Department of Transportation or Snell Memorial
   22  Foundation.
   23         (d) To operate an off-highway vehicle in a careless or
   24  reckless manner that endangers or causes injury or damage to
   25  another person or property.
   26         (6) Any person who violates this section commits a
   27  noncriminal infraction and is subject to a fine of not less than
   28  $100 and may have his or her privilege to operate an off-highway
   29  vehicle ATV on public lands revoked. However, a person who
   30  commits such acts with intent to defraud, or who commits a
   31  second or subsequent violation, is subject to a fine of not less
   32  than $500 and may have his or her privilege to operate an off
   33  highway vehicle ATV on public lands revoked.
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   36  And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete line 3
   38  and insert:
   39         261.03, F.S.; amending s. 261.20, F.S.; revising a
   40         violation for carrying an operator and more than a
   41         single passenger on certain off-highway vehicles to
   42         prohibit carrying more passengers than the vehicle is
   43         designed to carry; amending a penalty provision to
   44         apply to off-highway vehicles;