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SB 220 — Capital Collateral Regional Counsel Trust Fund/Justice Administrative Commission

by Senator Bradley

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

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

The bill (Chapter 2013-12, L.O.F.):

  • Re-creates the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel Trust Fund within the Justice Administrative Commission without modification.
  • Repeals s. 27.715(2), F.S., which terminates the trust fund.

The trust fund receives funding from the federal government to compensate attorneys who provide capital post-conviction legal representation for indigent persons convicted and sentenced to death in Florida.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 115-0