2018 Florida Statutes
934.26 Cost reimbursement.—
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3), a governmental entity which obtains the contents of communications, records, or other information under s. 934.22, s. 934.23, or s. 934.24 shall pay to the person or entity assembling or providing such information a fee for reimbursement for such costs as are reasonably necessary and which have been directly incurred in searching for, assembling, reproducing, or otherwise providing such information. Such reimbursable costs include any costs incurred due to necessary disruption of normal operations of any electronic communication service or remote computing service in which such information may be stored.
(2) The amount of the fee provided by subsection (1) shall be as mutually agreed upon by the governmental entity and the person or entity providing the information or, in the absence of agreement, shall be as determined by the court which issued the order for production of such information or the court before which a criminal prosecution relating to such information would be brought if no court order was issued for production of the information.
(3) The requirement of subsection (1) does not apply with respect to records or other information maintained by a communications carrier that relate to telephone toll records and telephone listings obtained under s. 934.23. The court may, however, order a payment as described in subsection (1) if the court determines the information required is unusually voluminous in nature or otherwise causes an undue burden on the provider.
History.—s. 9, ch. 88-184.