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2020 Florida Statutes

F.S. 28.2457
28.2457 Mandatory monetary assessments.
(1)(a) Except as otherwise provided by law, a monetary assessment mandated by statute shall be imposed and included in the judgment without regard to whether the assessment is announced in open court.
(b) When an assessment mandated by statute prescribes a minimum assessment and a maximum assessment, or prescribes solely a minimum assessment, the minimum assessment is presumed and shall be imposed and included in the judgment, unless the court specifies a greater amount.
(2) The clerks of court, through their association and in consultation with the Office of the State Courts Administrator, shall develop by October 1, 2012, a uniform form for the identification and imposition of all assessments mandated by statute. The clerks shall submit the form by that date, and by October 1 every year thereafter if necessary to reflect changes in the law, to the Supreme Court for approval. Upon approval of the form by the Supreme Court, all circuit and county courts shall use the form.
(3) As used in this section, the term “monetary assessment” or “assessment” includes, but is not limited to, a fine or other monetary penalty, fee, service charge, or cost.
History.s. 1, ch. 2012-124.