Florida Senate - 2012 (NP) SB 1160 By Senator Jones 13-00395-12 20121160__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Pinellas Police Standards 3 Council, Pinellas County; amending chapter 72-666, 4 Laws of Florida, as amended; increasing a court cost 5 to fund the council; providing an effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Paragraph (2) of subsection (k) of section 4 of 10 chapter 72-666, Laws of Florida, as amended by chapter 97-333, 11 Laws of Florida, is amended to read: 12 Section 4. Powers and duties.—In the performance of its 13 duties and the execution of its functions under this act, the 14 council shall have the following powers: 15 (k) To provide for a centralized screening and information 16 center on prospective law enforcement officers in Pinellas 17 County, to be known as the Public Safety Applicant Screening 18 Service (PSASS). 19 (2) The council’s annual budget shall be submitted to the 20 Board of County Commissioners for their approval. The provisions 21 of this section shall be funded by a $3
$2court cost on all 22 payable offenses, to be assessed by the circuit and county 23 courts in Pinellas County on all contested and uncontested 24 traffic cases, criminal and civil, excluding parking fines, 25 bicycle violations, and pedestrian violations that are payable 26 offenses. Additional funding may be secured by the council by 27 assessing the law enforcement agencies a fee for the cost of 28 screening the applicants. 29 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.