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SB 1968 — Criminal Justice

by Budget Committee

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Budget Committee (BC)

The bill makes the following changes:

  • Requires the courts to assess individuals convicted of a crime a $100 fee for any crime lab services provided.
  • Requires all fines collected will continue to be deposited into FDLE’s Operating Trust Fund and used to reimburse local county-operated crime laboratories.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0