Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1252
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/27/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Smith) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 69 and 70
    4  insert:
    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 is
    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
   18  crash;
   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
   30  agency.
   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.
   74  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   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,