Florida Senate - 2018 SB 918 By Senator Grimsley 26-00767A-18 2018918__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to clerks of circuit court; amending 3 s. 28.07, F.S.; requiring records and books to be 4 readily accessible at the county seat; amending s. 5 318.1451, F.S.; requiring all driver improvement 6 course providers, within 7 business days, to transmit 7 the individual completion certificate, or related data 8 sufficient to update the Comprehensive Case 9 Information System, through the statewide e-filing 10 portal to a specified clerk of circuit court; 11 providing an effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Section 28.07, Florida Statutes, is amended to 16 read: 17 28.07 Place of office.—The clerk of the circuit court shall 18 keep his or her office at the county seat. If the clerk finds a 19 need for branch offices, they may be located in the county at 20 places other than the county seat. Instruments presented for 21 recording in the Official Records may be accepted and filed for 22 that purpose at any branch office designated by the governing 23 body of the county for the recording of instruments pursuant to 24 s. 1, Art. VIII of the State Constitution. One or more deputy 25 clerks authorized to issue process may be employed for such 26 branch offices. The Official Records of the county, as well as 27 other records and books, must be readily accessible
keptat the 28 county seat. Other records and books must be kept within the29 county but need not be kept at the county seat.30 Section 2. Paragraph (h) of subsection (6) of section 31 318.1451, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 32 318.1451 Driver improvement schools.— 33 (6) The department shall adopt rules establishing and 34 maintaining policies and procedures to implement the 35 requirements of this section. These policies and procedures may 36 include, but shall not be limited to, the following: 37 (h) Miscellaneous requirements.—The department shall 38 require that all course providers: 39 1. Disclose all fees associated with courses offered by the 40 provider and associated driver improvement schools and not 41 charge any fees that are not disclosed during registration. 42 2. Provide proof of ownership, copyright, or written 43 permission from the course owner to use the course in this 44 state. 45 3. Ensure that any course that is offered in a classroom 46 setting, by the provider or a school authorized by the provider 47 to teach the course, is offered at locations that are free from 48 distractions and reasonably accessible to most applicants. 49 4. Issue a certificate to persons who successfully complete 50 the course. 51 5. Within 7 business days after a person successfully 52 completes the course, transmit the individual completion 53 certificate, or related data sufficient to update the 54 Comprehensive Case Information System, through the statewide e 55 filing portal to the clerk of the circuit court for the county 56 the person chooses. 57 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.