Florida Senate - 2018              PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
       Bill No. CS for SB 1412
       Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations
       (Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government)
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Office of the Judges of
    3         Compensation Claims; amending s. 440.45, F.S.;
    4         specifying the salaries of full-time judges of
    5         compensation claims and the Deputy Chief Judge;
    6         providing an appropriation; providing an effective
    7         date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (f) is added to subsection (2) of
   12  section 440.45, Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         440.45 Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims.—
   14         (2)
   15         (f) All full-time judges of compensation claims shall
   16  receive a salary equal to that of a county court judge. The
   17  Deputy Chief Judge shall receive a salary of $1,000 more per
   18  year than the salary paid to a full-time judge of compensation
   19  claims.
   20         Section 2. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the sum of
   21  $1,159,440 in recurring funds from the Operating Trust Fund is
   22  appropriated to the Division of Administrative Hearings and
   23  associated salary rate of 870,392 is authorized for the purpose
   24  of implementing this act.
   25         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.