Florida Senate - 2020                             CS for SB 1508
       By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senator Taddeo
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    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         requiring law enforcement agencies to provide written
    7         confirmation that the police markings have been
    8         removed; defining the term “police markings”;
    9         exempting sales, exchanges, or transfers of police
   10         vehicles between law enforcement agencies from
   11         specified requirements; providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Present subsections (5) through (10) of section
   16  319.14, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (6)
   17  through (11), respectively, a new subsection (5) is added to
   18  that section, and present subsection (5) of that section is
   19  republished, to read:
   20         319.14 Sale of motor vehicles registered or used as
   21  taxicabs, police vehicles, lease vehicles, rebuilt vehicles,
   22  nonconforming vehicles, custom vehicles, or street rod vehicles;
   23  conversion of low-speed vehicles.—
   24         (5) A person may not knowingly sell, exchange, or transfer
   25  a police vehicle without, before consummating the sale,
   26  exchange, or transfer, removing any police markings from the
   27  vehicle. Law enforcement agencies, before consummating the sale,
   28  exchange, or transfer, shall provide an official letter of
   29  notification to the purchaser, customer, or transferee
   30  confirming the fact that the vehicle has had the police markings
   31  removed. For purposes of this subsection, the term “police
   32  markings” means decals, stickers, distinctive paint schemes, or
   33  other markings attached or applied to a police vehicle that
   34  identify the vehicle as a police vehicle. Sales, exchanges, or
   35  transfers of police vehicles between law enforcement agencies
   36  are exempt from the requirements of this subsection.
   37         (6)(5) A person who knowingly sells, exchanges, or offers
   38  to sell or exchange a motor vehicle or mobile home contrary to
   39  this section or any officer, agent, or employee of a person who
   40  knowingly authorizes, directs, aids in, or consents to the sale,
   41  exchange, or offer to sell or exchange a motor vehicle or mobile
   42  home contrary to this section commits a misdemeanor of the
   43  second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s.
   44  775.083.
   45         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.