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2006 Florida Statutes

County funding of additional court personnel.
Section 29.0081, Florida Statutes 2006

29.0081  County funding of additional court personnel.--

(1)  A county and the chief judge of a judicial circuit that includes that county may enter into an agreement under which the county funds personnel positions to assist in the operation of the circuit.

(2)  The agreement shall, at a minimum, provide that:

(a)  Funding for the positions is provided on at least a court fiscal-year basis.

(b)  The personnel whose employment is funded under the agreement are employees of the judicial circuit and are hired, supervised, managed, and fired by personnel of the judicial circuit.

(c)  The positions terminate upon the expiration of, or substantial breach of, the agreement or upon the expiration of county funding for the positions.

(3)  Positions funded under this section shall be full-time equivalent positions of the judicial circuit but shall not count against any formula or similar process used by the Office of the State Courts Administrator to determine personnel needs or levels of a judicial circuit.

(4)  Nothing in this section obligates the state to fund any personnel positions.

History.--s. 18, ch. 2005-236.