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2007 Florida Statutes

Due process service rates; responsibilities of chief judge.
Section 27.425, Florida Statutes 2007

27.425  Due process service rates; responsibilities of chief judge.--

(1)  The chief judge of each circuit shall recommend compensation rates for state-funded due process service providers in cases in which the court has appointed private counsel or declared a person indigent for costs. For purposes of this section, due process compensation rates do not include attorney's fees for legal representation of the client.

(2)  Annually, the chief judge shall submit proposed due process compensation rates to the Office of the State Courts Administrator for inclusion in the legislative budget request for the state courts system.

(3)  The maximum rates shall be specified annually in the General Appropriations Act. For the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the maximum rates shall be the rates in effect on June 30, 2007.

(4)  The total amount expended for providers of due process services in eligible cases may not exceed the amount budgeted in the General Appropriations Act for the particular due process service.

History.--s. 3, ch. 2007-62.