Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1868
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Judiciary (Bean) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 56 - 64
    4  and insert:
    5         (c)This subsection does not limit the right of any
    6  criminal defendant to criminal discovery.
    7         (3)A person in the course and scope of his or her duties
    8  or functions who receives, forwards, or acts on a privileged
    9  communication is immune from civil liability for damages
   10  resulting from an act or omission in the performance of his or
   11  her duties or functions unless the act or omission was
   12  intentional or grossly negligent.
   13         (4)(a) Evidence of a privileged communication, and
   14  information contained within a privileged communication, from an
   15  anonymous source to a crime stoppers organization may not be:
   16         1. Relied upon, or considered in determining whether
   17  probable cause exists to issue either an arrest or search
   18  warrant.
   19         2. Admissible or subject to discovery in any court
   20  proceeding.
   21         (b) A privileged communication may only be used to assist a
   22  law enforcement agency in directing an investigation of alleged
   23  criminal activity.
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   26  And the title is amended as follows:
   27         Delete line 13
   28  and insert:
   29         communications; limiting the uses of privileged
   30         communications or evidence of such communications;
   31         providing an effective date.