Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 754
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/03/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (172828) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Before line 15
    5  insert:
    6         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 319.23, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         319.23 Application for, and issuance of, certificate of
    9  title.—
   10         (2) The applicant for a certificate of title shall indicate
   11  on the application if the motor vehicle is to be used as a
   12  taxicab, police vehicle, or lease vehicle or if the motor
   13  vehicle or mobile home is a rebuilt vehicle, as those terms are
   14  defined in s. 319.14. If the applicant indicates on the
   15  application for a certificate of title that the motor vehicle is
   16  a rebuilt vehicle, the department shall visually inspect the
   17  vehicle. If, upon inspection, the department has reasonable
   18  cause to believe that the vehicle is not equipped as required by
   19  law, the department shall issue an affidavit-of-compliance and
   20  the applicant must then make necessary repairs and present the
   21  vehicle to a law enforcement department for confirmation that
   22  any defect has been corrected pursuant to s. 316.6105, before a
   23  certificate of title may be issued for such vehicle. Upon
   24  issuance of a certificate of title for such vehicle, the
   25  department shall stamp, in a conspicuous place on the title,
   26  words stating the nature of the proposed use of the vehicle or
   27  stating that the vehicle has been rebuilt and may have
   28  previously been declared a total loss vehicle due to damage.
   29  This subsection applies to a mobile home, travel trailer,
   30  camping trailer, truck camper, or fifth-wheel recreation trailer
   31  only when the mobile home or vehicle is a rebuilt vehicle as
   32  defined in s. 319.14.
   33         Section 2. On or before December 31, 2015, the department
   34  shall provide a summary report to the Governor, the President of
   35  the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
   36  regarding certificates of title for rebuilt vehicles, along with
   37  the department’s recommendations for any legislation necessary
   38  to address and correct any needed improvements to the process
   39  used to issue certificates of title for rebuilt motor vehicles.
   40  The summary report must include, but is not limited to, a review
   41  of the affidavits-of-compliance issued and submitted that
   42  evidence corrections made to rebuilt salvage motor vehicles, and
   43  data on crashes caused by vehicle defects involving rebuilt
   44  motor vehicles.
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   47  And the title is amended as follows:
   48         Between lines 2 and 3
   49  insert:
   50         amending s. 319.23, F.S.; requiring the Department of
   51         Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to visually inspect
   52         a motor vehicle that an applicant for a certificate of
   53         title has indicated is a rebuilt motor vehicle;
   54         requiring the department to issue an affidavit-of
   55         compliance if the vehicle is not properly equipped;
   56         requiring an applicant to have the repaired vehicle
   57         inspected by a law enforcement department in order to
   58         receive a certificate of title; requiring the
   59         Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to
   60         provide a report regarding certificates of title for
   61         rebuilt motor vehicles; homes