Florida Senate - 2012 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for SB 1860
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
The Committee on Budget (Richter) recommended the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete lines 99 - 166
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. 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 that:
13 1. Resulted in death or personal injury; .
14 2. Involved a violation of s. 316.061(1) or s. 316.193; .
15 3. Rendered a vehicle inoperable to a degree that required
16 a wrecker to remove it from the scene of the crash; or
17 4. Involved a commercial motor vehicle.
18 (b) In any every crash for which a Florida Traffic Crash
19 Report, Long Form is not required by this section and which
20 occurs on the public roadways of this state, the law enforcement
21 officer shall may complete a short-form crash report or provide
22 a driver exchange-of-information form to be completed by each
23 party involved in the crash. The short-form report must include:
24 1. The date, time, and location of the crash.
25 2. A description of the vehicles involved.
26 3. The names and addresses of the parties involved,
27 including all drivers and passengers, and the identification of
28 the vehicle in which each was a passenger.
29 4. The names and addresses of witnesses.
30 5. The name, badge number, and law enforcement agency of
31 the officer investigating the crash.
32 6. The names of the insurance companies for the respective
33 parties involved in the crash.
34 (c) Each party to the crash must provide the law
35 enforcement officer with proof of insurance, which must be
36 documented in the crash report. If a law enforcement officer
37 submits a report on the crash, proof of insurance must be
38 provided to the officer by each party involved in the crash. Any
39 party who fails to provide the required information commits a
40 noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving
41 violation as provided in chapter 318, unless the officer
42 determines that due to injuries or other special circumstances
43 such insurance information cannot be provided immediately. If
44 the person provides the law enforcement agency, within 24 hours
45 after the crash, proof of insurance that was valid at the time
46 of the crash, the law enforcement agency may void the citation.
47 (d) The driver of a vehicle that was in any manner involved
48 in a crash resulting in damage to a any vehicle or other
49 property which does not require a law enforcement report in an
50 amount of $500 or more which was not investigated by a law
51 enforcement agenc y, shall, within 10 days after the crash,
52 submit a written report of the crash to the department. The
53 report shall be submitted on a form approved by the department.
54 The entity receiving the report may require witnesses of the
55 crash to render reports and may require any driver of a vehicle
56 involved in a crash of which a written report must be made to
57 file supplemental written reports if the original report is
58 deemed insufficient by the receiving entity.
59 (e) Long-form and short-form crash reports prepared by law
60 enforcement must be submitted to the department and may shall be
61 maintained by the law enforcement officer’s agency.
63 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================
64 And the title is amended as follows:
65 Delete lines 6 - 10
66 and insert:
67 contained in the short-form report; revising the
68 requirements relating to the driver’s responsibility
69 for submitting a report for crashes not requiring a
70 law enforcement report; amending s. 400.9905, F.S.;
71 providing that