Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 800
       By Senator Pizzo
       38-01908A-19                                           2019800__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the duty to assist; amending s.
    3         768.13, F.S.; requiring certain persons under
    4         specified circumstances to provide reasonable
    5         assistance to another person who is exposed to or has
    6         suffered serious bodily injury; defining terms;
    7         providing penalties; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 768.13, Florida
   12  Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (4), and a new subsection
   13  (3) is added to that section, to read:
   14         768.13 Good Samaritan Act; immunity from civil liability.—
   15         (3)Notwithstanding subsection (2), a person who is at the
   16  scene of an emergency and who knows that another person is
   17  exposed to or has suffered serious bodily injury shall, to the
   18  extent that he or she can do so without causing danger or peril
   19  to oneself or others, provide reasonable assistance to the
   20  exposed or injured person. Reasonable assistance includes
   21  contacting, obtaining, or attempting to contact or obtain aid
   22  from law enforcement or medical personnel. For purposes of this
   23  subsection, the term “serious bodily injury” has the same
   24  meaning as provided in s. 790.155. A person who violates this
   25  subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second degree,
   26  punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2019.