HB 2807 Parking for persons with disabilities.
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Parking for persons with disabilities. Revises statutes relating to disabled parking in conformance with the recommendations made by the joint subcommittee studying the enforcement and abuse of handicapped parking laws. The definitions of "organizational removable windshield placard," "permanent removable windshield placard," and "temporary removable windshield placard" are amended to include design changes which incorporate a month and year hole-punch system for expiration dates, a misuse hotline number, and a penalty warning. The penalty for illegally parking in a disabled parking space is raised to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500. All disabled parking signs shall indicate this penalty by July 1, 1998. The governing body of any county, city, or town may by ordinance establish volunteer disabled parking enforcement units. In addition, any county, city, or town may by ordinance provide that the law allowing vehicles bearing disabled parking indicia four hours of free parking in time-restricted or metered spaces, shall not apply within the boundaries of such county, city, or town. Any person who (i) counterfeits a disabled parking license plate or placard, (ii) uses a counterfeit disabled parking license plate or placard, (iii) alters a disabled parking placard or plate, (iv) engages in the unauthorized use of a disabled parking placard, or (v) sells a valid, altered, or counterfeit disabled parking license plate or placard shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. Any person who provides, without exchange of consideration, any valid, altered, or counterfeit disabled parking license plate or placard shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Any person enforcing disabled parking laws may request to examine the photo identification of any person using disabled parking privileges provided by Chapter 12.1. Law enforcement may confiscate the disabled parking placard of any person arrested for placard misuse. The Department may prohibit the issuance of disabled parking indicia to any person so arrested until the defendant's case reaches final disposition. Furthermore, upon receiving notice of a misuse conviction, the Department may revoke the disabled parking license plate or placard of the individual found guilty of the misuse offense. Commencing October 1, 1998, and ceasing January 1, 1999, the Department shall issue organizational and permanent removable windshield placards which meet new design standards to each valid placard holder. The Department shall instruct each placard holder to return his existing placard by mail, and placard holders will not have to be recertified as disabled in order to receive a new placard. All existing organizational and permanent placards will be invalidated on January 1, 1999, and any person displaying an invalid placard after such time may be charged with illegal disabled parking and the invalid placard will be subject to confiscation.

Full text:
01/20/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 972468127  pdf
01/31/97  House: Committee substitute printed 972475127-H1  pdf
02/03/97  House: Printed as engrossed 972475127-EH1  pdf
03/03/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2807ER)  pdf
04/02/97  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB2807ER)  pdf
04/10/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0904)  pdf

House amendments
House amendments rejected
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Governor's recommendation

01/20/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 972468127
01/20/97  House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/27/97  House: Assigned to C. C. T. sub-committee: 1
01/31/97  House: Reported from C. C. T. with sub. (20-Y 0-N)
01/31/97  House: Committee substitute printed 972475127-H1
02/01/97  House: Read first time
02/02/97  House: Read second time
02/02/97  House: Committee substitute agreed to 972475127-H1
02/02/97  House: Passed by for the day
02/03/97  House: Read second time
02/03/97  House: Amendment by Mr. Watkins agreed to
02/03/97  House: Amendment by Mr. Reid rejected
02/03/97  House: Amendments by Mr. May rejected
02/03/97  House: Previous question ordered (76-Y 19-N)
02/03/97  House: VOTE: (76-Y 19-N)
02/03/97  House: Amendments #1, 2, & 3 by Mr. Wardrup rejected
02/03/97  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. with amd. 972475127-EH1
02/03/97  House: Printed as engrossed 972475127-EH1
02/04/97  House: Read third time and passed House (79-Y 20-N)
02/04/97  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 20-N)
02/04/97  House: Communicated to Senate
02/05/97  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/97  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/97  Senate: Reported from Transportation w/amds. (15-Y 0-N)
02/14/97  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/97  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/17/97  Senate: Read third time
02/17/97  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/17/97  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/17/97  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/17/97  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 1-N)
02/17/97  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (38-Y 1-N)
02/18/97  House: Placed on Calendar
02/19/97  House: Passed by for the day
02/20/97  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (88-Y 7-N)
02/20/97  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 7-N)
03/03/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2807ER)
03/07/97  House: Enrolled
03/07/97  House: Signed by Speaker
03/08/97  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/97  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/97  House: House concurred in Gov's rec. (Block Vote) (99-Y 0-N)
04/02/97  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
04/02/97  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/02/97  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
04/02/97  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/02/97  House: Reenrolled
04/02/97  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB2807ER)
04/02/97  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/02/97  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/02/97  House: Enacted, Chapter 904 (effective 7/1/97)
04/10/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0904)