Florida Senate - 2016 SB 1374 By Senator Flores 37-01510-16 20161374__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to motor vehicle crash reports; 3 amending s. 316.066, F.S.; authorizing a law 4 enforcement officer to testify at a civil trial as to 5 statements made to the officer by a person involved in 6 a crash under certain circumstances; providing an 7 effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 316.066, Florida 12 Statutes, is amended to read: 13 316.066 Written reports of crashes.— 14 (4) Except as specified in this subsection, each crash 15 report made by a person involved in a crash and any statement 16 made by such person to a law enforcement officer for the purpose 17 of completing a crash report required by this section shall be 18 without prejudice to the individual so reporting. Such report or 19 statement may not be used as evidence in any trial, civil or 20 criminal. However, subject to the applicable rules of evidence, 21 a law enforcement officer at a criminal trial may testify as to 22 any statement made to the officer by the person involved in the 23 crash if that person’s privilege against self-incrimination is 24 not violated. A law enforcement officer at a civil trial may 25 testify as to any statement made to the officer by the person 26 involved in the crash if such testimony impeaches the testimony 27 of that person as to fault for the crash and if that person’s 28 privilege against self-incrimination is not violated. The 29 results of breath, urine, and blood tests administered as 30 provided in s. 316.1932 or s. 316.1933 are not confidential and 31 are admissible into evidence in accordance with
the provisions32 ofs. 316.1934(2). 33 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.