Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 5011
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Bradley) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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:
   47  JUDICIAL CIRCUIT                                           TOTAL
   48         (9) Ninth...........................................44 43
   49         (12) Twelfth........................................22 21
   50         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:
   56  COUNTY                                                     TOTAL
   57         (9) Citrus............................................2 1
   58         (17) Flagler..........................................2 1
   59         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
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   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.