Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 860
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/22/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Wise) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 293 and 294
    4  insert:
    5         Section 6. Section 28.37, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         28.37 Fines, fees, service charges, and costs remitted to
    8  the state.—
    9         (1) Pursuant to s. 14(b), Art. V of the State Constitution,
   10  selected salaries, costs, and expenses of the state courts
   11  system and court-related functions shall be funded from a
   12  portion of the revenues derived from statutory fines, fees,
   13  service charges, and costs collected by the clerks of the court.
   14         (2) Except as otherwise provided in ss. 28.241 and 34.041,
   15  all court-related fines, fees, service charges, and costs are
   16  considered state funds and shall be remitted by the clerk to the
   17  Department of Revenue for deposit into the Clerks of the Court
   18  Trust Fund within the Justice Administrative Commission.
   19  However, 10 percent of all court-related fines collected by the
   20  clerk, except for penalties or fines distributed under s.
   21  316.0083(1)(b)3. or s. 318.18(15)(a) to counties or
   22  municipalities, shall be deposited into the clerk’s Public
   23  Records Modernization Trust Fund to be used exclusively for
   24  additional clerk court-related operational needs and program
   25  enhancements.
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete line 17
   31  and insert:
   33         assessed by clerks of circuit courts; amending s.
   34         28.37, F.S.; providing an exception for certain
   35         specified penalties or fines that would otherwise be
   36         deposited into the clerk’s Public Records
   37         Modernization Trust Fund; amending s.