Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 54
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 3498 and 3499
    4  insert:
    5         Section 61. Section 768.852, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         768.852 Limitation on damages as a result of a motor
    8  vehicle crash while uninsured.—
    9         (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), if a person
   10  suffers personal injury or wrongful death as a result of a motor
   11  vehicle crash and the person was not in compliance with
   12  applicable laws requiring the maintenance of insurance coverage
   13  or other forms of financial responsibility for more than 30
   14  days, the person or his or her personal representative may
   15  recover economic damages only.
   16         (2) The limitation on damages in subsection (1) does not
   17  apply if the person who is liable for the personal injury or
   18  wrongful death:
   19         (a) Was driving while under the influence of an alcoholic
   20  beverage, an inhalant, or a controlled substance;
   21         (b) Acted intentionally, recklessly, or with gross
   22  negligence;
   23         (c) Fled from the scene of the crash; or
   24         (d) Was acting in furtherance of an offense or in immediate
   25  flight from an offense that constituted a felony at the time of
   26  the crash.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete line 282
   31  and insert:
   32         technical changes; creating s. 768.852, F.S.; limiting
   33         the type of damages which may be recovered by or on
   34         behalf of a person not in compliance with financial
   35         responsibility laws; providing exceptions; amending s.
   36         817.234, F.S.; revising