Florida Senate - 2013 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1666 Barcode 453924 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/20/2013 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Richter) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 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.