Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1612
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Rader moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 23 - 71
    4  and insert:
    5  airboat to carry one or more passengers for hire on waters of
    6  the state unless he or she has all of the following onboard the
    7  airboat:
    8         1.A photographic identification card.
    9         2.Proof of completion of a boater education course that
   10  complies with s. 327.395(1)(a). Except as provided in paragraph
   11  (b), no operator is exempt from this requirement, regardless of
   12  age or the exemptions provided under s. 327.395.
   13         3.Proof of successful completion of a commission-approved
   14  airboat operator course that meets the minimum standards
   15  established by commission rule.
   16         4.Proof of successful course completion in cardiopulmonary
   17  resuscitation and first aid.
   18         (b)A person issued a captain’s license by the United
   19  States Coast Guard is not required to complete a boating safety
   20  education course that complies with s. 327.395(1)(a). Proof of
   21  the captain’s license must be onboard the airboat when carrying
   22  one or more passengers for hire on waters of the state.
   23         (c)A person who violates this subsection commits a
   24  misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.
   25  775.082 or s. 775.083.
   26         (d)The commission shall adopt rules to implement this
   27  subsection no later than October 1, 2018.
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete lines 3 - 14
   32  and insert:
   33         short title; amending s. 327.391, F.S.; requiring a
   34         commercial airboat operator to have specified
   35         documents onboard the airboat while carrying
   36         passengers for hire; providing an exception; providing
   37         a penalty; directing the Fish and Wildlife
   38         Conservation Commission to adopt rules by a specified
   39         date; providing an effective date.