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.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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 kept at the
   28  county seat. Other records and books must be kept within the
   29  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.