Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (300690) for SB 1126
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Harrell) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 224 and 225
    4  insert:
    5         Section 6. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
    6  316.126, Florida Statutes, is amended, and subsection (6) of
    7  that section is reenacted, to read:
    8         316.126 Operation of vehicles and actions of pedestrians on
    9  approach of an authorized emergency, sanitation, or utility
   10  service vehicle.—
   11         (1)
   12         (b) If an authorized emergency vehicle displaying any
   13  visual signals is parked on the roadside, a sanitation vehicle
   14  is performing a task related to the provision of sanitation
   15  services on the roadside, a utility service vehicle is
   16  performing a task related to the provision of utility services
   17  on the roadside, or a wrecker displaying amber rotating or
   18  flashing lights is performing a recovery or loading on the
   19  roadside, or a road and bridge maintenance or construction
   20  vehicle displaying warning lights is on the roadside without
   21  advance signs and channelizing devices, the driver of every
   22  other vehicle, as soon as it is safe:
   23         1. Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle,
   24  sanitation vehicle, utility service vehicle, or wrecker, or road
   25  and bridge maintenance or construction vehicle when driving on
   26  an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes
   27  traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle, sanitation
   28  vehicle, utility service vehicle, or wrecker, or road and bridge
   29  maintenance or construction vehicle except when otherwise
   30  directed by a law enforcement officer. If such movement cannot
   31  be safely accomplished, the driver shall reduce speed as
   32  provided in subparagraph 2.
   33         2. Shall slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less
   34  than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25
   35  miles per hour or greater; or travel at 5 miles per hour when
   36  the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, when
   37  driving on a two-lane road, except when otherwise directed by a
   38  law enforcement officer.
   39         (6) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic
   40  infraction, punishable pursuant to chapter 318 as either a
   41  moving violation for infractions of subsection (1) or subsection
   42  (3), or as a pedestrian violation for infractions of subsection
   43  (2).
   44         Section 7. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   45  made by this act to section 316.126, Florida Statutes, in a
   46  reference thereto, paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
   47  318.18, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   48         318.18 Amount of penalties.—The penalties required for a
   49  noncriminal disposition pursuant to s. 318.14 or a criminal
   50  offense listed in s. 318.17 are as follows:
   51         (2) Thirty dollars for all nonmoving traffic violations
   52  and:
   53         (d) For all violations of s. 316.126(1)(b), unless
   54  otherwise specified.
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   57  And the title is amended as follows:
   58         Delete line 15
   59  and insert:
   60         moneys; amending s. 316.126, F.S.; requiring drivers
   61         to change lanes when approaching a road and bridge
   62         maintenance or construction vehicle displaying warning
   63         lights on the roadside without advance signs and
   64         channelizing devices; reenacting s. 318.18(2)(d),
   65         F.S., relating to the amount of certain penalties, to
   66         incorporate the amendment made to s. 316.126, F.S., in
   67         a reference thereto; amending s. 316.545, F.S.;
   68         deleting a