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. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 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.