Florida Senate - 2019 SB 116
By Senator Stewart
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to motor vehicle racing; amending s.
3 316.191, F.S.; increasing the criminal penalty for a
4 third or subsequent violation related to motor vehicle
5 racing within a specified period after the date of a
6 prior violation that resulted in a conviction;
7 providing an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Subsection (2) and paragraph (c) of subsection
12 (3) of section 316.191, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
13 316.191 Racing on highways.—
14 (2) A person may not do any of the following:
15 (a) Drive any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, in
16 any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or
17 acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, or exhibition
18 of speed or acceleration or for the purpose of making a speed
19 record on any highway, roadway, or parking lot.
20 (b) In any manner participate in, coordinate, facilitate,
21 or collect moneys at any location for any such race,
22 competition, contest, test, or exhibition. ;
23 (c) Knowingly ride as a passenger in any such race,
24 competition, contest, test, or exhibition. ; or
25 (d) Purposefully cause the movement of traffic to slow or
26 stop for any such race, competition, contest, test, or
29 (c) Any person who commits a third or subsequent violation
30 of subsection (2) within 5 years after the date of a prior
31 violation that resulted in a conviction for a violation of
32 subsection (2) commits a felony of the third misdemeanor of the
33 first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, or s.
34 775.083, or s. 775.084, and shall pay a fine of not less than
35 $2,000 and not more than $5,000. The department shall also
36 revoke the driver license of that person for 4 years. A hearing
37 may be requested pursuant to s. 322.271.
38 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2019.