HB 5301 — Judges
by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee and Rep. Plakon and others
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Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)
The bill amends ss. 26.031 and 34.022, F.S., to increase the number of circuit and county judges in the State Court System.
Section 1 increases the number of circuit judges in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit from twelve (12) to thirteen (13).
Section 2 increases the number of county judges in Citrus County from two (2) to three (3), the number of county judges in Hillsborough County from twenty-one (21) to twenty-three (23), and the number of county judges in St. Johns County from two (2) to three (3).
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2021.
Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0