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1/ 1 1/ 9 5 (ord\emar sarv) Ok10. <br />ORDINANCE NO. 95- 08 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, <br />RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES; ESTABLISHING THE <br />"COMBAT AUTOMOBILE THEFT" PROGRAM, AS <br />AUTHORIZED UNDER THE FLORIDA UNIFORM TRAFFIC <br />CONTROL LAW. <br />WHEREAS, Section 316.008, Florida Statutes, which is part of the <br />Florida Uniform Traffic Control Law, authorizes Florida counties and <br />municipalities to enact ordinances to establish "combat automobile theft" <br />(CAT) programs whereby motor vehicle owners may enroll their vehicles and <br />give written consent to law enforcement officers to stop the enrolled <br />vehicles if they are being operated between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 <br />a.m., provided the CAT decal is properly displayed in the lower left corner <br />of the enrolled vehicle's rear window, and <br />WHEREAS, the statute provides that the vehicle owners are <br />responsible for removing the CAT decals when terminating participation or <br />selling or otherwise transferring ownership of an enrolled vehicle, and <br />provides immunity from civil liability for law enforcement officers who stop <br />enrolled vehicles in accordance with program requirements; and <br />WHEREAS, the County has enacted the same program under the title of <br />"Operation Nighthawk" (Section 306.09, Indian River County Code); and <br />WHEREAS, it has been determined by the Florida Department of Law <br />Enforcement that standardization of the program throughout the state will <br />enhance the effectiveness of the program, and <br />WHEREAS, the Sheriff of Indian River County and the Board of County <br />Commissioners want the CAT program established in Indian River County and to <br />provide for the Sheriff to administer it; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that: <br />SECTION 1. AMENDMENT <br />Section 306.09 of The Code of Indian River County, Florida, is <br />amended to read as follows: <br />Section 306.09 - Combat Automobile Theft Program <br />(a) The Florida Uniform Traffic Control Law authorizes counties and <br />municipalities to enact ordinances to establish "combat automobile theft" <br />(CAT) programs whereby vehicle owners may enroll their vehicles giving <br />