Florida Senate - 2020                             CS for SB 1298
       By the Committee on Appropriations; and Senator Simmons
       576-04285-20                                          20201298c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Office of the Judges of
    3         Compensation Claims; amending s. 440.45, F.S.;
    4         specifying the salaries of full-time judges of
    5         compensation claims and the Deputy Chief Judge of
    6         Compensation Claims; providing an appropriation;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (f) is added to subsection (2) of
   12  section 440.45, Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         440.45 Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims.—
   14         (2)
   15         (f)Each full-time judge of compensation claims shall
   16  receive a salary equal to that of a county court judge. The
   17  Deputy Chief Judge shall receive a salary of $1,000 more per
   18  year than the salary paid to a full-time judge of compensation
   19  claims.
   20         Section 2. For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the sum of
   21  $1,114,087 in recurring funds is appropriated from the Operating
   22  Trust Fund to the Division of Administrative Hearings, and the
   23  associated salary rate of 870,392 is authorized, for the purpose
   24  of making salary adjustments to judges of compensation claims.
   25         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.