Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1508
By Senator Taddeo
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to police vehicles; amending s.
3 319.14, F.S.; prohibiting a person from knowingly
4 selling, exchanging, or transferring a police vehicle
5 without removing any police markings from the vehicle
6 and certifying that the police markings have been
7 removed; defining the term “police markings”;
8 providing an effective date.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
12 Section 1. Present subsections (5) through (10) of section
13 319.14, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (6)
14 through (11), respectively, a new subsection (5) is added to
15 that section, and present subsection (5) of that section is
16 republished, to read:
17 319.14 Sale of motor vehicles registered or used as
18 taxicabs, police vehicles, lease vehicles, rebuilt vehicles,
19 nonconforming vehicles, custom vehicles, or street rod vehicles;
20 conversion of low-speed vehicles.—
21 (5) A person may not knowingly sell, exchange, or transfer
22 a police vehicle without, before consummating the sale,
23 exchange, or transfer, removing any police markings from the
24 vehicle and certifying in writing to the purchaser, customer, or
25 transferee the fact that the vehicle has had the police markings
26 removed. For purposes of this subsection, the term “police
27 markings” means decals, stickers, or other markings attached or
28 applied to a police vehicle.
(5) A person who knowingly sells, exchanges, or offers
30 to sell or exchange a motor vehicle or mobile home contrary to
31 this section or any officer, agent, or employee of a person who
32 knowingly authorizes, directs, aids in, or consents to the sale,
33 exchange, or offer to sell or exchange a motor vehicle or mobile
34 home contrary to this section commits a misdemeanor of the
35 second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s.
37 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.