Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1860
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/29/2012           .                                

       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 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 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 agency, 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