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CS/CS/HB 1361: Clerks of Court

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee ; Clemons

Clerks of Court; Repeals provisions relating to disposition of certain unclaimed money paid to court; revises timeperiod for certain persons to file claims for unclaimed surplus funds; requires clerk to report certain unclaimed property as surplus; specifies procedures for clerk to use in handling surpluses; specifies entity entitled to surplus; repeals provisions relating to qualifications & appointment of surplus trustee in foreclosure actions; exempts certain funds remaining after judicial sale from becoming distributable & subject to certain reporting requirements; requires driver improvement course providers to transmit completion certifications and numbers through Florida Courts E-Filing Portal; revises service charges that clerk may receive & deduct from surplus.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/22/2018 - Chapter No. 2018-71
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/8/2018 House • Filed
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 117
    1/12/2018 House • Referred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 340
    1/19/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee, 01/23/18, 3:30 pm, Sumner Hall
    1/23/2018 House • CS by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 413
    1/24/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
    • CS by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 408
    1/25/2018 House • Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 432
    2/2/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/06/18, 3:00 pm, Webster Hall
    2/6/2018 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 27 NAYS 0 -HJ 536
    2/7/2018 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 536
    2/26/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/27/18, 1:30 pm, Sumner Hall
    2/27/2018 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -HJ 695
    • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
    • Placed on Calendar -HJ 694
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/18
    • CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 693
    3/2/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 831
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/5/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 896
    • CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 896
    3/5/2018 Senate • In Messages
    • Referred to Transportation; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 730
    • Received -SJ 765
    3/6/2018 Senate • Withdrawn from Transportation; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 748
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 784
    • Substituted for CS/CS/SB 918 -SJ 784
    • Read 2nd time -SJ 748
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/7/2018 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 847
    • CS passed; YEAS 36 NAYS 0 -SJ 847
    3/7/2018 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1079
    3/14/2018 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    3/21/2018 • Approved by Governor
    3/22/2018 • Chapter No. 2018-71

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  • CS/CS/HB 1361, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/7/2018 at 3:49 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 918 (c2) Clerks of the Court Grimsley Similar Last Action: 3/6/2018 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1361 (Ch. 2018-71) -SJ 748
    H 1195 Clerks of Circuit Court Diamond Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1361 (Ch. 2018-71)

    Citations - Statutes (11)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    43.19 Money paid into court; unclaimed funds. Page 2 (pdf)
    45.031 Judicial sales procedure. Page 2 (pdf)
    45.032 Disbursement of surplus funds after judicial sale. Page 5 (pdf)
    45.033 Sale or assignment of rights to surplus funds in a property subject to foreclosure. Page 10 (pdf)
    45.034 Qualifications and appointment of a surplus trustee in foreclosure actions. Page 10 (pdf)
    45.035 Clerk’s fees. Page 10 (pdf)
    318.1451 Driver improvement schools. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.113 Property held by courts and public agencies. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.124 Unclaimed property claims. Page 12 (pdf)
    717.138 Rulemaking authority. Page 12 (pdf)
    717.1401 Repeal. Page 13 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/HB 1361, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 2/27/2018 at 4:55 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 918 (c2) Clerks of the Court Grimsley Similar Last Action: 3/6/2018 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1361 (Ch. 2018-71) -SJ 748
    H 1195 Clerks of Circuit Court Diamond Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1361 (Ch. 2018-71)

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/5/2018 4:05 PM House 114 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/7/2018 2:16 PM Senate 36 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (11)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    43.19 Money paid into court; unclaimed funds. Page 2 (pdf)
    45.031 Judicial sales procedure. Page 2 (pdf)
    45.032 Disbursement of surplus funds after judicial sale. Page 5 (pdf)
    45.033 Sale or assignment of rights to surplus funds in a property subject to foreclosure. Page 10 (pdf)
    45.034 Qualifications and appointment of a surplus trustee in foreclosure actions. Page 10 (pdf)
    45.035 Clerk’s fees. Page 10 (pdf)
    318.1451 Driver improvement schools. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.113 Property held by courts and public agencies. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.124 Unclaimed property claims. Page 12 (pdf)
    717.138 Rulemaking authority. Page 12 (pdf)
    717.1401 Repeal. Page 13 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 1361, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/24/2018 at 12:43 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/7/2018 (pdf)
    Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/27/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 918 (c1) Clerks of the Court Grimsley Similar Last Action: 3/6/2018 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1361 (Ch. 2018-71) -SJ 748

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    915677 - Amendment
    Between lines 248 and 249, insert:
    Clemons 2/26/2018
    7:50 PM
    Adopted
    2/27/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    43.19 Money paid into court; unclaimed funds. Page 2 (pdf)
    45.031 Judicial sales procedure. Page 2 (pdf)
    45.032 Disbursement of surplus funds after judicial sale. Page 4 (pdf)
    45.033 Sale or assignment of rights to surplus funds in a property subject to foreclosure. Page 9 (pdf)
    45.034 Qualifications and appointment of a surplus trustee in foreclosure actions. Page 10 (pdf)
    45.035 Clerk’s fees. Page 10 (pdf)
    717.113 Property held by courts and public agencies. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.124 Unclaimed property claims. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.138 Rulemaking authority. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.1401 Repeal. Page 12 (pdf)

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  • HB 1361, Original Filed Version Posted 1/8/2018 at 4:53 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/23/2018 (pdf)

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    965531 - Amendment
    Remove line 290 and insert:
    Clemons 1/22/2018
    6:13 PM
    Adopted
    1/23/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    43.19 Money paid into court; unclaimed funds. Page 2 (pdf)
    45.031 Judicial sales procedure. Page 2 (pdf)
    45.032 Disbursement of surplus funds after judicial sale. Page 4 (pdf)
    45.033 Sale or assignment of rights to surplus funds in a property subject to foreclosure. Page 9 (pdf)
    45.034 Qualifications and appointment of a surplus trustee in foreclosure actions. Page 10 (pdf)
    45.035 Clerk’s fees. Page 10 (pdf)
    717.113 Property held by courts and public agencies. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.124 Unclaimed property claims. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.138 Rulemaking authority. Page 11 (pdf)
    717.1401 Repeal. Page 12 (pdf)

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