Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1076
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Judiciary (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete line 236
    4  and insert:
    5         Operations Corporation shall certify whether The Department
    6  of Revenue
    7         Between lines 508 and 509
    8  insert:
    9         Section 13. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
   10  784.046, Florida Statutes, is amended to read
   11         784.046 Action by victim of repeat violence, sexual
   12  violence, or dating violence for protective injunction; dating
   13  violence investigations, notice to victims, and reporting;
   14  pretrial release violations; public records exemption.—
   15         (3)
   16         (b) Notwithstanding any other law, the clerk of the court
   17  may not assess a fee for filing a petition for protection
   18  against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence.
   19  However, subject to legislative appropriation, the clerk of the
   20  court may, each quarter, submit to the Florida Clerks of Court
   21  Operations Corporation Office of the State Courts Administrator
   22  a certified request for reimbursement for petitions for
   23  protection issued by the court under this section at the rate of
   24  $195 $40 per petition. The request for reimbursement shall be
   25  submitted in the form and manner prescribed by the Office of the
   26  State Courts Administrator. Quarterly, the corporation shall
   27  certify the amount of the reimbursement to the Department of
   28  Revenue and request release authority for funds from the Clerks
   29  of the Court Trust Fund within the Department of Revenue. From
   30  this reimbursement, the clerk shall pay the law enforcement
   31  agency serving the injunction the fee requested by the law
   32  enforcement agency; however, this fee may not exceed $20.
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   35  And the title is amended as follows:
   36         Delete lines 36 - 38
   37  and insert:
   38         741.30, 784.046, and 784.0485, F.S.; revising the
   39         reimbursement process for the clerks of the circuit
   40         court for petitions for protection against domestic
   41         violence, petitions for protection against repeat,
   42         sexual, or dating violence, and