Florida Senate - 2012                                     SB 410
       By Senator Bennett
       21-00435-12                                            2012410__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to electronic filing of court and
    3         other legal documents; requiring that a litigant in
    4         the courts of this state, the Division of
    5         Administrative Hearings, or the Office of the Judges
    6         of Compensation Claims pay a specified surcharge in
    7         addition to any other cost incurred for filing court
    8         and other legal documents by means of paper documents
    9         instead of electronically filing the documents;
   10         providing an exception for a person who is indigent;
   11         providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Electronic filing of court and other legal
   16  documents; surcharge for nonelectronic filing.—
   17         (1) A litigant who is required to electronically file a
   18  court or other legal document in a court of this state, in the
   19  Division of Administrative Hearings, or in the Office of the
   20  Judges of Compensation Claims shall pay a surcharge in addition
   21  to any other cost incurred if the litigant files a paper
   22  document instead of electronically filing the document. The
   23  surcharge shall equal 3.5 percent of the cost of filing the
   24  document electronically.
   25         (2) This section does not apply to a litigant who is
   26  indigent as determined by s. 27.52, Florida Statutes.
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.