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.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    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 $2 court 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.