Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. HB 5011 Ì963756LÎ963756 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Appropriations (Bradley) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 25.025, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 25.025 Headquarters.— 8 (1)(a) A Supreme Court justice who permanently resides 9 outside Leon County shall, if he or she so requests, have a 10 district court of appeal courthouse, a county courthouse, or 11 another appropriate facility in his or her district of residence 12 designated as his or her official headquarters pursuant to s. 13 112.061. This official headquarters may serve only as the 14 justice’s private chambers. 15 (b) A justice for whom an official headquarters is 16 designated in his or her district of residence under this 17 subsection is eligible for subsistence at a rate to be 18 established by the Chief Justice for each day or partial day 19 that the justice is at the Supreme Court Building for the 20 conduct of the business of the court. In addition to the 21 subsistence allowance, a justice is eligible for reimbursement 22 for transportation expenses as provided in s. 112.061(7) for 23 travel between the justice’s official headquarters and the 24 Supreme Court Building for the conduct of the business of the 25 court. 26 (c) Payment of subsistence and reimbursement for 27 transportation expenses relating to travel between a justice’s 28 official headquarters and the Supreme Court Building must be 29 made to the extent that appropriated funds are available, as 30 determined by the Chief Justice. 31 (2) The Chief Justice shall coordinate with each affected 32 justice and other state and local officials as necessary to 33 implement paragraph (1)(a). 34 (3)(a) This section does not require a county to provide 35 space in a county courthouse for a justice. A county may enter 36 into an agreement with the Supreme Court governing the use of 37 space in a county courthouse. 38 (b) The Supreme Court may not use state funds to lease 39 space in a district court of appeal courthouse, county 40 courthouse, or other facility to allow a justice to establish an 41 official headquarters pursuant to subsection (1). 42 Section 2. Subsections (9) and (12) of section 26.031, 43 Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 44 26.031 Judicial circuits; number of judges.—The number of 45 circuit judges in each circuit shall be as follows: 46 47 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT TOTAL 48 (9) Ninth...........................................44
4349 (12) Twelfth........................................22 2150 Section 3. Subsections (9) and (17) of section 34.022, 51 Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 52 34.022 Number of county court judges for each county.—The 53 number of county court judges in each county shall be as 54 follows: 55 56 COUNTY TOTAL 57 (9) Citrus............................................2 158 (17) Flagler..........................................2 159 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019. 60 61 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 62 And the title is amended as follows: 63 Delete everything before the enacting clause 64 and insert: 65 A bill to be entitled 66 An act relating to courts; creating s. 25.025, F.S.; 67 authorizing certain Supreme Court justices to have an 68 appropriate facility in their district of residence 69 designated as their official headquarters; providing 70 that an official headquarters may serve only as a 71 justice’s private chambers; providing that such 72 justices are eligible for a certain subsistence 73 allowance and reimbursement for certain transportation 74 expenses; requiring that such allowance and 75 reimbursement be made to the extent that appropriated 76 funds are available, as determined by the Chief 77 Justice; requiring the Chief Justice to coordinate 78 with certain persons in designating official 79 headquarters; providing that a county is not required 80 to provide space for a justice in a county courthouse; 81 authorizing counties to enter into agreements with the 82 Supreme Court for the use of county courthouse space; 83 prohibiting the Supreme Court from using state funds 84 to lease space in specified facilities to allow a 85 justice to establish an official headquarters; 86 amending s. 26.031, F.S.; revising the number of 87 circuit judges in certain judicial circuits; amending 88 s. 34.022, F.S.; revising the number of county court 89 judges in certain counties; providing an effective 90 date.