Florida Senate - 2021                                    SB 1258
       By Senator Jones
       35-01279-21                                           20211258__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to a certified copy of documents
    3         required for restoration of voting rights; amending s.
    4         28.24, F.S.; requiring the clerk of the circuit court
    5         to provide certain documents needed to restore voting
    6         rights to certain persons without charge; amending s.
    7         98.0751, F.S.; requiring the clerk of the circuit
    8         court to provide certain documents to a person pursing
    9         restoration of voting rights without charge or delay;
   10         providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Subsection (29) is added to section 28.24,
   15  Florida Statutes, to read:
   16         28.24 Service charges.—The clerk of the circuit court shall
   17  charge for services rendered manually or electronically by the
   18  clerk’s office in recording documents and instruments and in
   19  performing other specified duties. These charges may not exceed
   20  those specified in this section, except as provided in s.
   21  28.345.
   22         (29)However, the clerk shall provide a certified copy of
   23  any information, indictment, judgment, or sentence requested by
   24  a person who requires such documents in order for his or her
   25  voting rights to be restored pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the
   26  State Constitution without charge.
   27         Section 2. Present subsection (4) of section 98.0751,
   28  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (5), and a new
   29  subsection (4) is added to that section, to read:
   30         98.0751 Restoration of voting rights; termination of
   31  ineligibility subsequent to a felony conviction.—
   32         (4)In the event that a person who has been disqualified
   33  from voting based on a felony conviction for an offense other
   34  than murder or a felony sexual offense is required to supply a
   35  certified copy of his or her information, indictment, judgment,
   36  or sentence in order for such disqualification to be terminated
   37  and his or her voting rights restored pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI
   38  of the State Constitution, such documents shall be provided by
   39  the clerk of the circuit court to the person without charge or
   40  delay.
   41         Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.