Florida Senate - 2019 SB 768 By Senator Perry 8-00919-19 2019768__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to attorney fees; amending ss. 784.046 3 and 784.0485, F.S.; prohibiting attorney fee awards in 4 certain injunction proceedings; providing an effective 5 date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Paragraph (f) is added to subsection (2) of 10 section 784.046, Florida Statutes, 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 (2) There is created a cause of action for an injunction 16 for protection in cases of repeat violence, there is created a 17 separate cause of action for an injunction for protection in 18 cases of dating violence, and there is created a separate cause 19 of action for an injunction for protection in cases of sexual 20 violence. 21 (f) Notwithstanding any other law, attorney fees may not be 22 awarded in any proceeding under this section. 23 Section 2. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (2) of 24 section 784.0485, Florida Statutes, to read: 25 784.0485 Stalking; injunction; powers and duties of court 26 and clerk; petition; notice and hearing; temporary injunction; 27 issuance of injunction; statewide verification system; 28 enforcement.— 29 (2) 30 (d) Notwithstanding any other law, attorney fees may not be 31 awarded in any proceeding under this section. 32 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.