Florida Legislature has taken up a proposal to toughen the state’s
House, in special session dealing with proposals not accomplished
during the regular session, added the measure to a bill dealing
with driver’s licenses.
would permit police to pull over drivers who are not buckled up.
Under current law, police cannot ticket drivers for seat-belt violations
unless the driver is pulled over for another traffic violation.
House passed the bill 108-3 on May 15. The measure now heads to
the Senate for consideration.
Senate President Jim King told the Bradenton Herald the proposal
likely wouldn’t pass the Senate. King said he opposed the measure
because “it invites profiling.”
bill raises the fee for reinstating a suspended driver’s license.
It also raises other fees, including the renewal fee for a state