Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (314566) for CS for SB 784
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  05/01/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Gainer) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1727 and 1728
    4  insert:
    5  Section 36. Section 322.161, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         322.161 High-risk drivers; restricted licenses.—
    8         (1) This section may be cited as the “Brittany Baxter Act.”
    9         (2)(1)(a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
   10  contrary, the department shall restrict the driving privilege of
   11  any Class E licensee who is age 15 through 17 and who has
   12  accumulated six or more points pursuant to s. 318.14, excluding
   13  parking violations, within an 18-month a 12-month period.
   14         (b) Upon determination that any person has accumulated
   15  seven six or more points, the department shall notify the
   16  licensee and issue the licensee a restricted license for
   17  business purposes only. The licensee must appear before the
   18  department within 10 days after notification to have this
   19  restriction applied. The period of restriction shall be for a
   20  period of no less than 1 year 30 days beginning on the date it
   21  is applied by the department. During the period of restriction,
   22  the licensee must complete a 12-hour approved advanced driver
   23  improvement course and receive 4 hours of behind-the-wheel
   24  training from a Florida licensed commercial driving school.
   25  Successful completion of a behind-the-wheel examination is
   26  required in order to receive completion credit for the course.
   27         (c) The restriction shall be automatically withdrawn by the
   28  department after 1 year if the licensee has completed such
   29  driver improvement course approved by the department and does
   30  not accumulate any additional points. If the licensee has not
   31  completed the course requirement, the period of restriction
   32  shall be extended until such time as the licensee completes the
   33  course requirement. If the licensee accumulates any additional
   34  points, then the period of restriction shall be extended for at
   35  least 90 days and up to one year for each point. The restriction
   36  shall also be automatically withdrawn upon the licensee’s 18th
   37  birthday if no other grounds for restriction exist. The licensee
   38  must appear before the department to have the restriction
   39  removed and a duplicate license issued.
   40         (3)(2) Any action taken by the department pursuant to this
   41  section shall not be subject to any formal or informal
   42  administrative hearing or similar administrative procedure.
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   45  And the title is amended as follows:
   46         Between lines 214 and 215
   47  insert:
   48         322.161; providing a short title; revising the period
   49         of time in which certain licensees may accumulate
   50         points before being issued a restricted driver license
   51         by the department; requiring restricted licensees to
   52         attend a driver improvement course approved by the
   53         department; providing for extension of the restriction
   54         period under certain circumstances;