Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1554
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/19/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Transportation (Evers) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1446 and 1447
    4  insert:
    5         Section 29. Subsection (1) of section 338.155, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         338.155 Payment of toll on toll facilities required;
    8  exemptions.—
    9         (1) A person may not use any toll facility without payment
   10  of tolls, except employees of the agency operating the toll
   11  project when using the toll facility on official state business,
   12  state military personnel while on official military business,
   13  handicapped persons as provided in this section, persons exempt
   14  from toll payment by the authorizing resolution for bonds issued
   15  to finance the facility, and persons exempt on a temporary basis
   16  where use of such toll facility is required as a detour route.
   17  Any law enforcement officer operating an a marked official
   18  vehicle is exempt from toll payment when on official law
   19  enforcement business. Any person operating a fire vehicle when
   20  on official business or a rescue vehicle when on official
   21  business is exempt from toll payment. Any person participating
   22  in the funeral procession of a law enforcement officer or
   23  firefighter killed in the line of duty is exempt from toll
   24  payment. The secretary or the secretary’s designee may suspend
   25  the payment of tolls on a toll facility when necessary to assist
   26  in emergency evacuation. The failure to pay a prescribed toll
   27  constitutes a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a
   28  moving violation as provided in s. 318.18. The department may
   29  adopt rules relating to the payment, collection, and enforcement
   30  of tolls, as authorized in this chapter and chapters 316, 318,
   31  320, and 322, including, but not limited to, rules for the
   32  implementation of video or other image billing and variable
   33  pricing. With respect to toll facilities managed by the
   34  department, the revenues of which are not pledged to repayment
   35  of bonds, the department may by rule allow the use of such
   36  facilities by public transit vehicles or by vehicles
   37  participating in a funeral procession for an active-duty
   38  military service member without the payment of tolls.
   40  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   41  And the title is amended as follows:
   42         Between lines 159 and 160
   43  insert:
   44         amending s. 338.155, F.S.; extending a current
   45         exemption from payment of toll to law enforcement
   46         officers operating unmarked official vehicles while on
   47         official law enforcement business;