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SB 1960: State Judicial System


State Judicial System; Authorizing the chief judge of the circuit to limit the number of attorneys on the circuit registry list; revising the procedures by which a regional conflict counsel is appointed by the Governor; providing that, if a regional counsel is unable to complete a full term in office, the Governor may immediately appoint an interim regional counsel to serve as regional counsel for that district until a new regional counsel is appointed; requiring the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission to provide the Governor with a list of nominees for appointment within 6 months after the date of a vacancy; authorizing a county and the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office to enter into an agreement whereby the county provides funding to the office in order to employ additional guardian ad litem personnel to serve in the county, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 4/22/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-123, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2012-118)
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Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/16/2012 Senate SPB 7064 submitted as a committee bill (SB 1960) by Budget
• Filed
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 525
2/21/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/12
• Introduced -SJ 525
2/23/2012 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 615
• Read 3rd time -SJ 615
• Passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 615
• Requests that the House pass the bill as passed by the Senate or agree to conference -SJ 616
• Immediately certified -SJ 615
2/23/2012 House • In Messages
2/27/2012 House • Received -HJ 840
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 840
• Read 2nd time -HJ 840
• Amendment(s) adopted (297261) -HJ 840
• Read 3rd time -HJ 840
• Passed as amended; YEAS 107 NAYS 3 -HJ 840
• Refused to concur, acceded to request for conference committee -HJ 846
2/27/2012 Senate • In returning messages
2/28/2012 House • Conference Committee appointed: Representatives Glorioso (Chair), Eisnaugle, Grant, Harrell, McBurney, Metz, Perry, Pilon, Rouson, Soto, Waldman -HJ 899
2/28/2012 Senate • Conference Committee appointed: Budget Conference Committee on Budget/Appropriations: Alexander (Chair), Negron (Vice Chair), Bennett (At Large), Gaetz (At Large), Gardiner (At Large), Joyner (At Large), Rich (At Large), Thrasher (At Large); Budget Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Bogdanoff (Chair), Evers, Smith, Storms; Budget Conference Committee on Education Pre-K - 12/PreK-12: Simmons (Chair), Detert, Gardiner, Montford, Ring; Budget Conference Committee on Finance and Tax: Norman (Chair), Alexander, Gaetz, Siplin; Budget Conference Committee on General Government/Government Operations: Hays (Chair), Braynon, Bullard, Diaz de la Portilla, Dockery, Jones, Thrasher; Budget Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Negron (Chair), Fasano, Flores, Garcia, Oelrich, Rich, Richter, Sobel; Budget Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Lynn (Chair), Altman, Sachs, Siplin, Wise; Budget Conference Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development/Transportation and Economic Development: Benacquisto (Chair), Bennett, Dean, Gibson, Latvala, Margolis -SJ 704
3/9/2012 Senate • Conference Committee Report received -SJ 1194
• Conference Committee Report adopted (300386) -SJ 1194
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 1199
3/9/2012 House • In returning messages
• Conference Committee Report considered -HJ 1607
• Conference Committee Report adopted (300386) -HJ 1612
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 115 NAYS 0 -HJ 1612
3/9/2012 Senate • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 1679
4/6/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/20/2012 • Approved by Governor
4/22/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-123, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2012-118)