Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/HB 7061, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             03/08/2018 02:35 PM       .                                

       Senator Passidomo moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (136072) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 346 - 402
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 7. Effective upon this act becoming a law,
    7  subsection (1) of section 34.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    8  read:
    9         34.01 Jurisdiction of county court.—
   10         (1) County courts shall have original jurisdiction:
   11         (a) In all misdemeanor cases not cognizable by the circuit
   12  courts.;
   13         (b) Of all violations of municipal and county ordinances.;
   14         (c)1. Of all actions at law in which the matter in
   15  controversy does not exceed the sum of $15,000, exclusive of
   16  interest, costs, and attorney attorney’s fees, except those
   17  within the exclusive jurisdiction of the circuit courts.; and
   18         2. Of all actions at law filed on or after January 1, 2020,
   19  in which the matter in controversy does not exceed the sum of
   20  $25,000, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney fees, except
   21  those within the exclusive jurisdiction of the circuit courts.
   23  By December 1, 2018, the State Courts Administrator shall make
   24  recommendations regarding the potential adjustment of county
   25  court jurisdiction to the Governor, the President of the Senate,
   26  and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The
   27  recommendation must include an analysis on workflow, timely
   28  access to court by litigants, and any resulting fiscal impact to
   29  the state as a result of adjusted jurisdictional limits.
   30         (d) Of disputes occurring in the homeowners’ associations
   31  as described in s. 720.311(2)(a), which shall be concurrent with
   32  jurisdiction of the circuit courts.
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   35  And the title is amended as follows:
   36         Delete lines 587 - 594
   37  and insert:
   38         34.01, F.S.; increasing the limit of the amount in
   39         controversy in certain actions at law, filed on or
   40         after a certain date, under which the county court has
   41         original jurisdiction; requiring the State Courts
   42         Administrator to make certain recommendations to the
   43         Governor and Legislature by a specified date;