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CS/CS/SB 838: Clerks of the Circuit Court

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Judiciary ; Boyd ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bracy ; Wright ; Torres ; Hooper

Clerks of the Circuit Court; Requiring certain service charges to be distributed in a specified manner; specifying the amount of charges for certain services rendered by, and instruments filed with, the clerk of the circuit court which are not court records; clarifying the responsibility of an individual released from incarceration regarding enrolling in a payment plan for any outstanding court obligations; requiring the clerks to develop a uniform payment plan form by a specified date; requiring the clerks of the court to submit requests for reimbursement for jury-related costs to the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation within specified timeframes, etc.

Effective Date: except as otherwise provided
Last Action: 6/18/2021 - Chapter No. 2021-116
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/26/2021 Senate • Filed
    2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 98
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 98
    3/4/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/09/21, 11:45 am, 412 Knott Building
    3/9/2021 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 239
    3/10/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
    3/11/2021 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 242
    3/12/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 03/17/21, 3:00 pm, 37 Senate Building
    3/17/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 282
    3/22/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
    4/12/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/15/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    4/14/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/19/21, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    4/15/2021 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 0 -SJ 472
    4/18/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    4/19/2021 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/21/21 -SJ 559
    4/20/2021 Senate • CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 477
    4/21/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 542
    • Read 3rd time -SJ 542
    • CS passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 542
    4/21/2021 House • In Messages
    4/23/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
    • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/26/2021)
    • 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
    4/26/2021 House • Read 2nd time
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Added to Third Reading Calendar
    4/27/2021 House • Read 3rd time
    • CS passed; YEAS 117, NAYS 0
    4/27/2021 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 746
    4/27/2021 House • Message sent to senate
    6/15/2021 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    6/17/2021 • Approved by Governor
    6/18/2021 • Chapter No. 2021-116

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  • CS/CS/SB 838, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/27/2021 at 4:36 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (6)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 31 Clerks of the Court Clemons, Sr. Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died on Second Reading Calendar; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    H 557 (c1) Payments to Clerks of the Circuit Courts LaMarca Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Judiciary Committee; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    H 903 (c1) Clerks of the Circuit Court Barnaby Compare Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 356 Fines and Fees Jones Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 382 Clerks of the Court Hooper Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 386 (c1) Courts Wright Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Appropriations, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)

    Citations - Statutes (24)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    27.52 Determination of indigent status. Page 29 (pdf)
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 3 (pdf)
    28.22205 Electronic filing process. Page 31 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges. Page 3 (pdf)
    28.241 Filing fees for trial and appellate proceedings. Page 12 (pdf)
    28.246 Payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; partial payments; distribution of funds. Page 31 (pdf)
    28.35 Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation. Page 14 (pdf)
    28.36 Budget procedure. Page 17 (pdf)
    28.37 Fines, fees, service charges, and costs remitted to the state. Page 20 (pdf)
    28.42 Manual of filing fees, charges, costs, and fines. Page 23 (pdf)
    40.29 Payment of due-process costs. Page 24 (pdf)
    45.035 Clerk’s fees. Page 33 (pdf)
    55.141 Satisfaction of judgments and decrees; duties of clerk. Page 34 (pdf)
    57.082 Determination of civil indigent status. Page 34 (pdf)
    197.502 Application for obtaining tax deed by holder of tax sale certificate; fees. Page 35 (pdf)
    197.532 Fees for mailing additional notices, when application is made by holder. Page 36 (pdf)
    197.542 Sale at public auction. Page 36 (pdf)
    197.582 Disbursement of proceeds of sale. Page 37 (pdf)
    318.15 Failure to comply with civil penalty or to appear; penalty. Page 26 (pdf)
    318.20 Notification; duties of department. Page 27 (pdf)
    322.245 Suspension of license upon failure of person charged with specified offense under chapter 316, chapter 320, or this chapter to comply with directives ordered by traffic court or upon failure to pay child support in non-IV-D cases as provided in chapt Page 27 (pdf)
    569.23 Security requirements for tobacco settlement agreement signatories, successors, parents, and affiliates. Page 38 (pdf)
    712.06 Contents of notice; recording and indexing. Page 39 (pdf)
    775.083 Fines. Page 29 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 838, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 4/18/2021 at 1:57 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations (Post-Meeting) 4/18/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (6)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 31 Clerks of the Court Clemons, Sr. Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died on Second Reading Calendar; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    H 557 (c1) Payments to Clerks of the Circuit Courts LaMarca Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Judiciary Committee; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    H 903 (c1) Clerks of the Circuit Court Barnaby Compare Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 356 Fines and Fees Jones Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 382 Clerks of the Court Hooper Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 386 (c1) Courts Wright Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Appropriations, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    4/21/2021 12:14 PM Senate 40 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/27/2021 10:48 AM House 117 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (24)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    27.52 Determination of indigent status. Page 29 (pdf)
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 3 (pdf)
    28.22205 Electronic filing process. Page 31 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges. Page 3 (pdf)
    28.241 Filing fees for trial and appellate proceedings. Page 12 (pdf)
    28.246 Payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; partial payments; distribution of funds. Page 31 (pdf)
    28.35 Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation. Page 14 (pdf)
    28.36 Budget procedure. Page 17 (pdf)
    28.37 Fines, fees, service charges, and costs remitted to the state. Page 20 (pdf)
    28.42 Manual of filing fees, charges, costs, and fines. Page 23 (pdf)
    40.29 Payment of due-process costs. Page 24 (pdf)
    45.035 Clerk’s fees. Page 33 (pdf)
    55.141 Satisfaction of judgments and decrees; duties of clerk. Page 34 (pdf)
    57.082 Determination of civil indigent status. Page 34 (pdf)
    197.502 Application for obtaining tax deed by holder of tax sale certificate; fees. Page 35 (pdf)
    197.532 Fees for mailing additional notices, when application is made by holder. Page 36 (pdf)
    197.542 Sale at public auction. Page 36 (pdf)
    197.582 Disbursement of proceeds of sale. Page 37 (pdf)
    318.15 Failure to comply with civil penalty or to appear; penalty. Page 26 (pdf)
    318.20 Notification; duties of department. Page 27 (pdf)
    322.245 Suspension of license upon failure of person charged with specified offense under chapter 316, chapter 320, or this chapter to comply with directives ordered by traffic court or upon failure to pay child support in non-IV-D cases as provided in chapt Page 27 (pdf)
    569.23 Security requirements for tobacco settlement agreement signatories, successors, parents, and affiliates. Page 38 (pdf)
    712.06 Contents of notice; recording and indexing. Page 39 (pdf)
    775.083 Fines. Page 29 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 838, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 3/10/2021 at 2:56 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (Pre-Meeting) 3/16/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (Post-Meeting) 3/19/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Pre-Meeting) 4/13/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations PCS 412016 (Pre-Meeting) 4/13/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 903 (c1) Clerks of the Circuit Court Barnaby Similar Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    H 557 (c1) Payments to Clerks of the Circuit Courts LaMarca Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Judiciary Committee; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 356 Fines and Fees Jones Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)

    Proposed Committee Substitutes (1)

    PCS and Amendments Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    412016 - Proposed Committee Substitute Appropriations 3/18/2021
    3:58 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/16/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 187280 - Amendment (Delete All) (412016)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Hooper)
    4/12/2021
    5:16 PM
    Replaced by Substitute Amendment
    4/16/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 212474 - Substitute Amendment (Delete All) (187280)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Hooper)
    4/14/2021
    9:19 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/16/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    520066 - Amendment
    Delete lines 140 - 177 and insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
    (Boyd)
    3/15/2021
    5:01 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/17/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    249114 - Amendment
    Delete lines 250 - 253 and insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
    (Boyd)
    3/15/2021
    5:00 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/17/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    3/17/2021 3:00 PM Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice 7 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/15/2021 9:00 AM Appropriations View Vote Record

    Citations - Statutes (9)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.246 Payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; partial payments; distribution of funds. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.35 Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation. Page 3 (pdf)
    28.36 Budget procedure. Page 7 (pdf)
    28.37 Fines, fees, service charges, and costs remitted to the state. Page 10 (pdf)
    28.42 Manual of filing fees, charges, costs, and fines. Page 14 (pdf)
    318.15 Failure to comply with civil penalty or to appear; penalty. Page 15 (pdf)
    318.20 Notification; duties of department. Page 16 (pdf)
    322.245 Suspension of license upon failure of person charged with specified offense under chapter 316, chapter 320, or this chapter to comply with directives ordered by traffic court or upon failure to pay child support in non-IV-D cases as provided in chapt Page 16 (pdf)
    775.083 Fines. Page 18 (pdf)

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  • SB 838, Original Filed Version Posted 1/26/2021 at 3:54 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 3/8/2021 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 3/10/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (4)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 903 Clerks of the Circuit Court Barnaby Similar Last Action: 4/26/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    H 557 Payments to Clerks of the Circuit Courts LaMarca Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Judiciary Committee; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 356 Fines and Fees Jones Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 386 Payments to Clerks of the Circuit Courts Wright Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Appropriations, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    761372 - Amendment
    Delete lines 70 - 518 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Boyd)
    3/8/2021
    11:42 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/10/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 252502 - Amendment to Amendment (761372)
    Delete line 454 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Boyd)
    3/8/2021
    3:14 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/10/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/9/2021 11:45 AM Judiciary 10 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (9)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.246 Payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; partial payments; distribution of funds. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.35 Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation. Page 3 (pdf)
    28.36 Budget procedure. Page 7 (pdf)
    28.37 Fines, fees, service charges, and costs remitted to the state. Page 10 (pdf)
    28.42 Manual of filing fees, charges, costs, and fines. Page 14 (pdf)
    318.15 Failure to comply with civil penalty or to appear; penalty. Page 15 (pdf)
    318.20 Notification; duties of department. Page 16 (pdf)
    322.245 Suspension of license upon failure of person charged with specified offense under chapter 316, chapter 320, or this chapter to comply with directives ordered by traffic court or upon failure to pay child support in non-IV-D cases as provided in chapt Page 16 (pdf)
    775.083 Fines. Page 18 (pdf)

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