Florida Senate - 2018                             CS for SB 1412
       By the Committee on Judiciary; and Senator Simmons
       590-02436-18                                          20181412c1
    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         requiring salaries to be paid out of the Workers’
    7         Compensation Administration Trust Fund; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (f) is added to subsection (2) of
   13  section 440.45, Florida Statutes, to read:
   14         440.45 Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims.—
   15         (2)
   16         (f) All full-time judges of compensation claims shall
   17  receive a salary equal to that of a county court judge. The
   18  Deputy Chief Judge shall receive a salary of $1,000 more per
   19  year than the salary paid to a full-time judge of compensation
   20  claims. The salaries for the judges of compensation claims must
   21  be paid out of the Workers’ Compensation Administration Trust
   22  Fund established under s. 440.50.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.