Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS/HB 7061, 1st Eng.
Senate . House
Floor: WD/2R .
03/08/2018 02:35 PM .
Senator Passidomo moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (136072) (with title
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
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
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;