Florida Senate - 2011 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for SB 1252
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
The Committee on Rules (Smith) recommended the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Between lines 69 and 70
5 Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 316.066, Florida
6 Statutes, is amended to read:
7 316.066 Written reports of crashes.—
8 (1)(a) A Florida Traffic Crash Report, Long Form, must
9 required to be completed and submitted to the department within
10 10 days after completing an investigation is completed by the
11 every law enforcement officer who in the regular course of duty
12 investigates a motor vehicle crash:
13 1. That resulted in death, or personal injury, or any
14 indication of complaints of pain or discomfort by any of the
15 parties or passengers involved in the crash; .
16 2. That involved one or more passengers, other than the
17 drivers of the vehicles, in any of the vehicles involved in the
19 3. 2. That involved a violation of s. 316.061(1) or s.
20 316.193; or .
21 4. 3. In which a vehicle was rendered inoperative to a
22 degree that required a wrecker to remove it from traffic, if
23 such action is appropriate, in the officer’s discretion.
24 (b) In every crash for which a Florida Traffic Crash
25 Report, Long Form, is not required by this section, the law
26 enforcement officer may complete a short-form crash report or
27 provide a short-form crash report to be completed by each party
28 involved in the crash. Short-form crash reports prepared by the
29 law enforcement officer shall be maintained by the officer’s
31 (c) The long-form and the short-form report must include:
32 1. The date, time, and location of the crash.
33 2. A description of the vehicles involved.
34 3. The names and addresses of the parties involved.
35 4. The names and addresses of all passengers in all
36 vehicles involved in the crash, each clearly identified as being
37 a passenger and the identification of the vehicle in which they
38 were a passenger.
39 5. 4. The names and addresses of witnesses.
40 6. 5.The name, badge number, and law enforcement agency of
41 the officer investigating the crash.
42 7. 6. The names of the insurance companies for the
43 respective parties involved in the crash.
44 (d) (c) Each party to the crash must shall provide the law
45 enforcement officer with proof of insurance, which must to be
46 included in the crash report. If a law enforcement officer
47 submits a report on the accident, proof of insurance must be
48 provided to the officer by each party involved in the crash. Any
49 party who fails to provide the required information commits a
50 noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving
51 violation as provided in chapter 318, unless the officer
52 determines that due to injuries or other special circumstances
53 such insurance information cannot be provided immediately. If
54 the person provides the law enforcement agency, within 24 hours
55 after the crash, proof of insurance that was valid at the time
56 of the crash, the law enforcement agency may void the citation.
57 (e) (d) The driver of a vehicle that was in any manner
58 involved in a crash resulting in damage to any vehicle or other
59 property in an amount of $500 or more , which crash was not
60 investigated by a law enforcement agency, shall, within 10 days
61 after the crash, submit a written report of the crash to the
62 department or traffic records center. The entity receiving the
63 report may require witnesses of the crash crashes to render
64 reports and may require any driver of a vehicle involved in a
65 crash of which a written report must be made as provided in this
66 section to file supplemental written reports if whenever the
67 original report is deemed insufficient by the receiving entity.
68 (f) The investigating law enforcement officer may testify
69 at trial or provide a signed affidavit to confirm or supplement
70 the information included on the long-form or short-form report.
71 (e) Short-form crash reports prepared by law enforcement
72 shall be maintained by the law enforcement officer’s agency.
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75 And the title is amended as follows:
76 Delete line 5
77 and insert:
78 license applicants; amending s. 316.066, F.S.;
79 revising provisions relating to the type of traffic
80 crashes that must be investigated by a law enforcement
81 officer; revising the type of information that must be
82 included in crash reports; authorizing the
83 investigating officer to testify at trial or provide
84 an affidavit concerning the content of the reports;
85 amending ss. 440.12 and 440.20,