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Section 125.59, Florida Statutes 2004

125.59  Special grand jury fund.--

(1)  The boards of county commissioners of the respective counties are hereby authorized to budget and expend county funds for the creation and use of a special grand jury fund.

(2)  The moneys of the special grand jury fund may be used by any grand jury in the county, in their discretion, in investigating crime and enforcing the criminal laws. The grand jury may employ special investigators and special legal counsel and may pay all expenses incidental to such purposes; provided, that no expenditure shall be made without the approval of a majority of the members of the grand jury, whose vote shall be recorded in the minutes of the grand jury's proceedings.

(3)  The moneys in the special grand jury fund shall be payable to the grand jury on their order upon a voucher being presented to the clerk of the circuit court, signed by the foreperson and by a member of the grand jury designated as grand jury treasurer.

History.--s. 1, ch. 67-466; s. 819, ch. 95-147.