Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1666
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/20/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Richter) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 1193 - 1219
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 18. (1) The Legislature finds that a proper and
    6  legitimate state purpose is served if employees and retirees of
    7  the state and its political subdivisions, and the dependents,
    8  survivors, and beneficiaries of such employees and retirees, are
    9  extended the basic protections afforded by governmental
   10  retirement systems which provide fair and adequate benefits and
   11  which are managed, administered, and funded in an actuarially
   12  sound manner as required by s. 14, Article X of the State
   13  Constitution and part VII of chapter 112, Florida Statutes.
   14  Therefore, the Legislature determines and declares that this act
   15  fulfills an important state interest.
   16         (2) The Legislature further finds that the assignment of
   17  former justices and judges to temporary employment as a judge in
   18  any court, by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in
   19  accordance with s. 2, Art. V of the State Constitution, assists
   20  the State Courts System in managing caseloads and providing
   21  individuals and businesses with access to courts. In particular,
   22  these assignments are critically important in assisting with the
   23  disposition of the current backlog in foreclosure cases in this
   24  state. Therefore, the Legislature further determines and
   25  declares that this act fulfills an important state interest by
   26  facilitating the ability of justices and judges who retire under
   27  the Florida Retirement System to return to temporary employment
   28  as a judge in a timely manner.
   29         Section 19. The Supreme Court is requested to amend the
   30  Florida Rules of Civil Procedures to provide expedited
   31  foreclosure proceedings in conformity with this act and is
   32  requested to develop and publish forms for use in such expedited
   33  proceedings.
   34         Section 20. Sections 6 through 8, 16, and 17 of this act
   35  shall take effect only if the Legislature appropriates during
   36  the 2013 Legislative Session the sum of at least $1.6 million
   37  from the General Revenue Fund on a recurring basis to the
   38  judicial branch in order to fund the increased employer
   39  contributions associated with the costs of the retirement
   40  benefits granted in this act and the Governor does not veto the
   41  appropriation.