Florida Senate - 2011                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 170
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             04/06/2011 10:48 AM       .                                

       Senator Bennett moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 95 and 96
    4  insert:
    5         Section 3. Subsections (1) and (8) of section 440.192,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         440.192 Procedure for resolving benefit disputes.—
    8         (1) Any employee may, for any benefit that is ripe, due,
    9  and owing, file by certified mail, or by electronic means
   10  approved by the Deputy Chief Judge, with the Office of the
   11  Judges of Compensation Claims a petition for benefits which
   12  meets the requirements of this section and the definition of
   13  specificity in s. 440.02. An employee represented by an attorney
   14  shall file by electronic means approved by the Deputy Chief
   15  Judge. An employee not represented by an attorney may file by
   16  certified mail or by electronic means approved by the Deputy
   17  Chief Judge. The department shall inform employees of the
   18  location of the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims and
   19  the office’s website address for purposes of filing a petition
   20  for benefits. The employee shall also serve copies of the
   21  petition for benefits by certified mail, or by electronic means
   22  approved by the Deputy Chief Judge, upon the employer and the
   23  employer’s carrier. The Deputy Chief Judge shall refer the
   24  petitions to the judges of compensation claims.
   25         (8) Within 14 days after receipt of a petition for benefits
   26  by certified mail or by approved electronic means, the carrier
   27  must either pay the requested benefits without prejudice to its
   28  right to deny within 120 days from receipt of the petition or
   29  file a response to petition with the Office of the Judges of
   30  Compensation Claims. The response shall be filed by electronic
   31  means approved by the Deputy Chief Judge. The carrier must list
   32  all benefits requested but not paid and explain its
   33  justification for nonpayment in the response to petition. A
   34  carrier that does not deny compensability in accordance with s.
   35  440.20(4) is deemed to have accepted the employee’s injuries as
   36  compensable, unless it can establish material facts relevant to
   37  the issue of compensability that could not have been discovered
   38  through reasonable investigation within the 120-day period. The
   39  carrier shall provide copies of the response to the filing
   40  party, employer, and claimant by certified mail or by electronic
   41  means approved by the Deputy Chief Judge.
   42         Section 4. Subsection (1) and paragraphs (a), (c), and (e)
   43  of subsection (4) of section 440.25, Florida Statutes, are
   44  amended to read:
   45         440.25 Procedures for mediation and hearings.—
   46         (1) Forty days after a petition for benefits is filed under
   47  s. 440.192, the judge of compensation claims shall notify the
   48  interested parties by order that a mediation conference
   49  concerning such petition has been scheduled unless the parties
   50  have notified the judge of compensation claims that a private
   51  mediation has been held or is scheduled to be held. A mediation,
   52  whether private or public, shall be held within 130 days after
   53  the filing of the petition. Such order must give the date the
   54  mediation conference is to be held. Such order may be served
   55  personally upon the interested parties or may be sent to the
   56  interested parties by mail or by electronic means approved by
   57  the Deputy Chief Judge. If multiple petitions are pending, or if
   58  additional petitions are filed after the scheduling of a
   59  mediation, the judge of compensation claims shall consolidate
   60  all petitions into one mediation. The claimant or the adjuster
   61  of the employer or carrier may, at the mediator’s discretion,
   62  attend the mediation conference by telephone or, if agreed to by
   63  the parties, other electronic means. A continuance may be
   64  granted upon the agreement of the parties or if the requesting
   65  party demonstrates to the judge of compensation claims that the
   66  reason for requesting the continuance arises from circumstances
   67  beyond the party’s control. Any order granting a continuance
   68  must set forth the date of the rescheduled mediation conference.
   69  A mediation conference may not be used solely for the purpose of
   70  mediating attorney’s fees.
   71         (4)(a) If the parties fail to agree to written submission
   72  of pretrial stipulations, the judge of compensation claims shall
   73  conduct a live pretrial hearing. The judge of compensation
   74  claims shall give the interested parties at least 14 days’
   75  advance notice of the pretrial hearing by mail or by electronic
   76  means approved by the Deputy Chief Judge.
   77         (c) The judge of compensation claims shall give the
   78  interested parties at least 14 days’ advance notice of the final
   79  hearing, served upon the interested parties by mail or by
   80  electronic means approved by the Deputy Chief Judge.
   81         (e) The order making an award or rejecting the claim,
   82  referred to in this chapter as a “compensation order,” shall set
   83  forth the findings of ultimate facts and the mandate; and the
   84  order need not include any other reason or justification for
   85  such mandate. The compensation order shall be filed in the
   86  Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims at Tallahassee. A
   87  copy of such compensation order shall be sent by mail or by
   88  electronic means approved by the Deputy Chief Judge to the
   89  parties and attorneys of record and any parties not represented
   90  by an attorney at the last known address of each, with the date
   91  of mailing noted thereon.
   92         Section 5. Subsection (3) of section 440.29, Florida
   93  Statutes, is amended to read:
   94         440.29 Procedure before the judge of compensation claims.—
   95         (3) The practice and procedure before the judges of
   96  compensation claims shall be governed by rules adopted by the
   97  Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims Supreme Court,
   98  except to the extent that such rules conflict with the
   99  provisions of this chapter.
  100         Section 6. Subsection (4) of section 440.45, Florida
  101  Statutes, is amended to read:
  102         440.45 Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims.—
  103         (4) The Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims shall
  104  adopt rules to carry out effect the purposes of this section.
  105  Such rules must shall include procedural rules applicable to
  106  workers’ compensation claim resolution, including rules
  107  requiring electronic filing and service where deemed appropriate
  108  by the Deputy Chief Judge, and uniform criteria for measuring
  109  the performance of the office, including, but not limited to,
  110  the number of cases assigned and resolved disposed, the age of
  111  pending and resolved disposed cases, timeliness of decisions
  112  decisionmaking, extraordinary fee awards, and other data
  113  necessary for the judicial nominating commission to review the
  114  performance of judges as required in paragraph (2)(c). The
  115  workers’ compensation rules of procedure approved by the Supreme
  116  Court apply until the rules adopted by the Office of the Judges
  117  of Compensation Claims pursuant to this section become
  118  effective.
  119         Section 7. Subsection (5) of section 120.52, Florida
  120  Statutes, is amended to read:
  121         120.52 Definitions.—As used in this act:
  122         (5) “Division” means the Division of Administrative
  123  Hearings. Any document filed with the division by a party
  124  represented by an attorney shall be filed by electronic means
  125  through the division’s website. Any document filed with the
  126  division by a party not represented by an attorney shall,
  127  whenever possible, be filed by electronic means through the
  128  division’s website.
  129         Section 8. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5) of section
  130  120.54, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  131         120.54 Rulemaking.—
  132         (5) UNIFORM RULES.—
  133         (b) The uniform rules of procedure adopted by the
  134  commission pursuant to this subsection shall include, but are
  135  not limited to:
  136         1. Uniform rules for the scheduling of public meetings,
  137  hearings, and workshops.
  138         2. Uniform rules for use by each state agency that provide
  139  procedures for conducting public meetings, hearings, and
  140  workshops, and for taking evidence, testimony, and argument at
  141  such public meetings, hearings, and workshops, in person and by
  142  means of communications media technology. The rules shall
  143  provide that all evidence, testimony, and argument presented
  144  shall be afforded equal consideration, regardless of the method
  145  of communication. If a public meeting, hearing, or workshop is
  146  to be conducted by means of communications media technology, or
  147  if attendance may be provided by such means, the notice shall so
  148  state. The notice for public meetings, hearings, and workshops
  149  utilizing communications media technology shall state how
  150  persons interested in attending may do so and shall name
  151  locations, if any, where communications media technology
  152  facilities will be available. Nothing in this paragraph shall be
  153  construed to diminish the right to inspect public records under
  154  chapter 119. Limiting points of access to public meetings,
  155  hearings, and workshops subject to the provisions of s. 286.011
  156  to places not normally open to the public shall be presumed to
  157  violate the right of access of the public, and any official
  158  action taken under such circumstances is void and of no effect.
  159  Other laws relating to public meetings, hearings, and workshops,
  160  including penal and remedial provisions, shall apply to public
  161  meetings, hearings, and workshops conducted by means of
  162  communications media technology, and shall be liberally
  163  construed in their application to such public meetings,
  164  hearings, and workshops. As used in this subparagraph,
  165  “communications media technology” means the electronic
  166  transmission of printed matter, audio, full-motion video,
  167  freeze-frame video, compressed video, and digital video by any
  168  method available.
  169         3. Uniform rules of procedure for the filing of notice of
  170  protests and formal written protests. The Administration
  171  Commission may prescribe the form and substantive provisions of
  172  a required bond.
  173         4. Uniform rules of procedure for the filing of petitions
  174  for administrative hearings pursuant to s. 120.569 or s. 120.57.
  175  Such rules shall require the petition to include:
  176         a. The identification of the petitioner, including the
  177  petitioner’s e-mail address, if any, for the transmittal of
  178  subsequent documents by electronic means.
  179         b. A statement of when and how the petitioner received
  180  notice of the agency’s action or proposed action.
  181         c. An explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial
  182  interests are or will be affected by the action or proposed
  183  action.
  184         d. A statement of all material facts disputed by the
  185  petitioner or a statement that there are no disputed facts.
  186         e. A statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including a
  187  statement of the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant
  188  reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action.
  189         f. A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the
  190  petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the
  191  agency’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the
  192  alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes.
  193         g. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner,
  194  stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the agency to
  195  take with respect to the proposed action.
  196         5. Uniform rules for the filing of request for
  197  administrative hearing by a respondent in agency enforcement and
  198  disciplinary actions. Such rules shall require a request to
  199  include:
  200         a. The name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number
  201  of the party making the request and the name, address, and
  202  telephone number of the party’s counsel or qualified
  203  representative upon whom service of pleadings and other papers
  204  shall be made;
  205         b. A statement that the respondent is requesting an
  206  administrative hearing and disputes the material facts alleged
  207  by the petitioner, in which case the respondent shall identify
  208  those material facts that are in dispute, or that the respondent
  209  is requesting an administrative hearing and does not dispute the
  210  material facts alleged by the petitioner; and
  211         c. A reference by file number to the administrative
  212  complaint that the party has received from the agency and the
  213  date on which the agency pleading was received.
  215  The agency may provide an election-of-rights form for the
  216  respondent’s use in requesting a hearing, so long as any form
  217  provided by the agency calls for the information in sub
  218  subparagraphs a. through c. and does not impose any additional
  219  requirements on a respondent in order to request a hearing,
  220  unless such requirements are specifically authorized by law.
  221         6. Uniform rules of procedure for the filing and prompt
  222  disposition of petitions for declaratory statements. The rules
  223  shall also describe the contents of the notices that must be
  224  published in the Florida Administrative Weekly under s. 120.565,
  225  including any applicable time limit for the filing of petitions
  226  to intervene or petitions for administrative hearing by persons
  227  whose substantial interests may be affected.
  228         7. Provision of a method by which each agency head shall
  229  provide a description of the agency’s organization and general
  230  course of its operations. The rules shall require that the
  231  statement concerning the agency’s organization and operations be
  232  published on the agency’s website.
  233         8. Uniform rules establishing procedures for granting or
  234  denying petitions for variances and waivers pursuant to s.
  235  120.542.
  236         Section 9. Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section
  237  57.111, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  238         57.111 Civil actions and administrative proceedings
  239  initiated by state agencies; attorneys’ fees and costs.—
  240         (4)
  241         (b)1. To apply for an award under this section, the
  242  attorney for the prevailing small business party must submit an
  243  itemized affidavit to the court which first conducted the
  244  adversarial proceeding in the underlying action, or by
  245  electronic means through the division’s website to the Division
  246  of Administrative Hearings which shall assign an administrative
  247  law judge, in the case of a proceeding pursuant to chapter 120,
  248  which affidavit shall reveal the nature and extent of the
  249  services rendered by the attorney as well as the costs incurred
  250  in preparations, motions, hearings, and appeals in the
  251  proceeding.
  252         2. The application for an award of attorney’s fees must be
  253  made within 60 days after the date that the small business party
  254  becomes a prevailing small business party.
  255         Section 10. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subsection (1) of
  256  section 120.56, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  257         120.56 Challenges to rules.—
  260         (c) The petition shall be filed by electronic means with
  261  the division which shall, immediately upon filing, forward by
  262  electronic means copies to the agency whose rule is challenged,
  263  the Department of State, and the committee. Within 10 days after
  264  receiving the petition, the division director shall, if the
  265  petition complies with the requirements of paragraph (b), assign
  266  an administrative law judge who shall conduct a hearing within
  267  30 days thereafter, unless the petition is withdrawn or a
  268  continuance is granted by agreement of the parties or for good
  269  cause shown. Evidence of good cause includes, but is not limited
  270  to, written notice of an agency’s decision to modify or withdraw
  271  the proposed rule or a written notice from the chair of the
  272  committee stating that the committee will consider an objection
  273  to the rule at its next scheduled meeting. The failure of an
  274  agency to follow the applicable rulemaking procedures or
  275  requirements set forth in this chapter shall be presumed to be
  276  material; however, the agency may rebut this presumption by
  277  showing that the substantial interests of the petitioner and the
  278  fairness of the proceedings have not been impaired.
  279         (d) Within 30 days after the hearing, the administrative
  280  law judge shall render a decision and state the reasons therefor
  281  in writing. The division shall forthwith transmit by electronic
  282  means copies of the administrative law judge’s decision to the
  283  agency, the Department of State, and the committee.
  284         Section 11. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
  285  120.569, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  286         120.569 Decisions which affect substantial interests.—
  287         (2)(a) Except for any proceeding conducted as prescribed in
  288  s. 120.56, a petition or request for a hearing under this
  289  section shall be filed with the agency. If the agency requests
  290  an administrative law judge from the division, it shall so
  291  notify the division by electronic means through the division’s
  292  website within 15 days after receipt of the petition or request.
  293  A request for a hearing shall be granted or denied within 15
  294  days after receipt. On the request of any agency, the division
  295  shall assign an administrative law judge with due regard to the
  296  expertise required for the particular matter. The referring
  297  agency shall take no further action with respect to a proceeding
  298  under s. 120.57(1), except as a party litigant, as long as the
  299  division has jurisdiction over the proceeding under s.
  300  120.57(1). Any party may request the disqualification of the
  301  administrative law judge by filing an affidavit with the
  302  division prior to the taking of evidence at a hearing, stating
  303  the grounds with particularity.
  304         Section 12. Paragraph (d) of subsection (3) of section
  305  120.57, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  306         120.57 Additional procedures for particular cases.—
  308  CONTRACT SOLICITATION OR AWARD.—Agencies subject to this chapter
  309  shall use the uniform rules of procedure, which provide
  310  procedures for the resolution of protests arising from the
  311  contract solicitation or award process. Such rules shall at
  312  least provide that:
  313         (d)1. The agency shall provide an opportunity to resolve
  314  the protest by mutual agreement between the parties within 7
  315  days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays, after
  316  receipt of a formal written protest.
  317         2. If the subject of a protest is not resolved by mutual
  318  agreement within 7 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and state
  319  holidays, after receipt of the formal written protest, and if
  320  there is no disputed issue of material fact, an informal
  321  proceeding shall be conducted pursuant to subsection (2) and
  322  applicable agency rules before a person whose qualifications
  323  have been prescribed by rules of the agency.
  324         3. If the subject of a protest is not resolved by mutual
  325  agreement within 7 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and state
  326  holidays, after receipt of the formal written protest, and if
  327  there is a disputed issue of material fact, the agency shall
  328  refer the protest to the division by electronic means through
  329  the division’s website for proceedings under subsection (1).
  330         Section 13. Subsection (1) of section 552.40, Florida
  331  Statutes, is amended to read:
  332         552.40 Administrative remedy for alleged damage due to the
  333  use of explosives in connection with construction materials
  334  mining activities.—
  335         (1) A person may initiate an administrative proceeding to
  336  recover damages resulting from the use of explosives in
  337  connection with construction materials mining activities by
  338  filing a petition with the Division of Administrative Hearings
  339  by electronic means through the division’s website on a form
  340  provided by it and accompanied by a filing fee of $100 within
  341  180 days after the occurrence of the alleged damage. If the
  342  petitioner submits an affidavit stating that the petitioner’s
  343  annual income is less than 150 percent of the applicable federal
  344  poverty guideline published in the Federal Register by the
  345  United States Department of Health and Human Services, the $100
  346  filing fee must be waived.
  347         Section 14. Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section
  348  553.73, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  349         553.73 Florida Building Code.—
  350         (4)
  351         (b) Local governments may, subject to the limitations of
  352  this section, adopt amendments to the technical provisions of
  353  the Florida Building Code which apply solely within the
  354  jurisdiction of such government and which provide for more
  355  stringent requirements than those specified in the Florida
  356  Building Code, not more than once every 6 months. A local
  357  government may adopt technical amendments that address local
  358  needs if:
  359         1. The local governing body determines, following a public
  360  hearing which has been advertised in a newspaper of general
  361  circulation at least 10 days before the hearing, that there is a
  362  need to strengthen the requirements of the Florida Building
  363  Code. The determination must be based upon a review of local
  364  conditions by the local governing body, which review
  365  demonstrates by evidence or data that the geographical
  366  jurisdiction governed by the local governing body exhibits a
  367  local need to strengthen the Florida Building Code beyond the
  368  needs or regional variation addressed by the Florida Building
  369  Code, that the local need is addressed by the proposed local
  370  amendment, and that the amendment is no more stringent than
  371  necessary to address the local need.
  372         2. Such additional requirements are not discriminatory
  373  against materials, products, or construction techniques of
  374  demonstrated capabilities.
  375         3. Such additional requirements may not introduce a new
  376  subject not addressed in the Florida Building Code.
  377         4. The enforcing agency shall make readily available, in a
  378  usable format, all amendments adopted pursuant to this section.
  379         5. Any amendment to the Florida Building Code shall be
  380  transmitted within 30 days by the adopting local government to
  381  the commission. The commission shall maintain copies of all such
  382  amendments in a format that is usable and obtainable by the
  383  public. Local technical amendments shall not become effective
  384  until 30 days after the amendment has been received and
  385  published by the commission.
  386         6. Any amendment to the Florida Building Code adopted by a
  387  local government pursuant to this paragraph shall be effective
  388  only until the adoption by the commission of the new edition of
  389  the Florida Building Code every third year. At such time, the
  390  commission shall review such amendment for consistency with the
  391  criteria in paragraph (9)(a) and adopt such amendment as part of
  392  the Florida Building Code or rescind the amendment. The
  393  commission shall immediately notify the respective local
  394  government of the rescission of any amendment. After receiving
  395  such notice, the respective local government may readopt the
  396  rescinded amendment pursuant to the provisions of this
  397  paragraph.
  398         7. Each county and municipality desiring to make local
  399  technical amendments to the Florida Building Code shall by
  400  interlocal agreement establish a countywide compliance review
  401  board to review any amendment to the Florida Building Code,
  402  adopted by a local government within the county pursuant to this
  403  paragraph, that is challenged by any substantially affected
  404  party for purposes of determining the amendment’s compliance
  405  with this paragraph. If challenged, the local technical
  406  amendments shall not become effective until time for filing an
  407  appeal pursuant to subparagraph 8. has expired or, if there is
  408  an appeal, until the commission issues its final order
  409  determining the adopted amendment is in compliance with this
  410  subsection.
  411         8. If the compliance review board determines such amendment
  412  is not in compliance with this paragraph, the compliance review
  413  board shall notify such local government of the noncompliance
  414  and that the amendment is invalid and unenforceable until the
  415  local government corrects the amendment to bring it into
  416  compliance. The local government may appeal the decision of the
  417  compliance review board to the commission. If the compliance
  418  review board determines such amendment to be in compliance with
  419  this paragraph, any substantially affected party may appeal such
  420  determination to the commission. Any such appeal shall be filed
  421  with the commission within 14 days of the board’s written
  422  determination. The commission shall promptly refer the appeal to
  423  the Division of Administrative Hearings by electronic means
  424  through the division’s website for the assignment of an
  425  administrative law judge. The administrative law judge shall
  426  conduct the required hearing within 30 days, and shall enter a
  427  recommended order within 30 days of the conclusion of such
  428  hearing. The commission shall enter a final order within 30 days
  429  thereafter. The provisions of chapter 120 and the uniform rules
  430  of procedure shall apply to such proceedings. The local
  431  government adopting the amendment that is subject to challenge
  432  has the burden of proving that the amendment complies with this
  433  paragraph in proceedings before the compliance review board and
  434  the commission, as applicable. Actions of the commission are
  435  subject to judicial review pursuant to s. 120.68. The compliance
  436  review board shall determine whether its decisions apply to a
  437  respective local jurisdiction or apply countywide.
  438         9. An amendment adopted under this paragraph shall include
  439  a fiscal impact statement which documents the costs and benefits
  440  of the proposed amendment. Criteria for the fiscal impact
  441  statement shall include the impact to local government relative
  442  to enforcement, the impact to property and building owners, as
  443  well as to industry, relative to the cost of compliance. The
  444  fiscal impact statement may not be used as a basis for
  445  challenging the amendment for compliance.
  446         10. In addition to subparagraphs 7. and 9., the commission
  447  may review any amendments adopted pursuant to this subsection
  448  and make nonbinding recommendations related to compliance of
  449  such amendments with this subsection.
  450         Section 15. Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section
  451  961.03, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  452         961.03 Determination of status as a wrongfully incarcerated
  453  person; determination of eligibility for compensation.—
  454         (4)
  455         (b) If the prosecuting authority responds as set forth in
  456  paragraph (2)(b), and the court determines that the petitioner
  457  is eligible under the provisions of s. 961.04, but the
  458  prosecuting authority contests the nature, significance or
  459  effect of the evidence of actual innocence, or the facts related
  460  to the petitioner’s alleged wrongful incarceration, the court
  461  shall set forth its findings and transfer the petition by
  462  electronic means through the division’s website to the division
  463  for findings of fact and a recommended determination of whether
  464  the petitioner has established that he or she is a wrongfully
  465  incarcerated person who is eligible for compensation under this
  466  act.
  467         Section 16. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.
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  470  And the title is amended as follows:
  472         Delete lines 3 - 17
  473  and insert:
  474         of court and other legal documents; creating ss.
  475         27.341 and 27.5112, F.S.; requiring each state
  476         attorney and public defender to electronically file
  477         court documents with the clerk of the court and
  478         receive court documents from the clerk of the court;
  479         defining the term “court documents”; providing
  480         legislative expectations that the state attorneys and
  481         public defenders consult with specified entities;
  482         requiring the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys
  483         Association and the Florida Public Defender
  484         Association report to the President of the Senate and
  485         the Speaker of the House of Representatives by a
  486         specified date on the progress made to use the Florida
  487         Courts E-Portal system or the clerks’ offices portals
  488         to electronically file and receive court documents;
  489         amending ss. 440.192 and 440.25, F.S.; providing for
  490         electronic procedures for filing documents and
  491         resolving benefit disputes in workers’ compensation
  492         proceedings; requiring a response to a petition for
  493         workers’ compensation benefits to be filed by approved
  494         electronic means; amending ss. 440.29 and 440.45,
  495         F.S.; requiring that the practice and procedure before
  496         the judges of compensation claims be governed by the
  497         Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims instead of
  498         the Supreme Court; authorizing the Office of the
  499         Judges of Compensation Claims to adopt rules to
  500         implement electronic procedures; amending s. 120.52,
  501         F.S.; requiring use of electronic procedures by those
  502         represented by an attorney; amending s. 120.54, F.S.;
  503         requiring a petitioner requesting an administrative
  504         hearing to include the petitioner’s e-mail address;
  505         amending ss. 57.111, 120.56, 120.569, 120.57, 552.40,
  506         553.73, and 961.03, F.S.; providing for electronic
  507         procedures in administrative proceedings; providing an
  508         effective date.