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Senate 0712: Relating to Contingency Fee Agreements/DLA & Private Attorneys [SPSC] ------------------------------------------------------------------

S712     GENERAL BILL/CS by Judiciary; Thrasher; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gaetz;
Haridopolos (Similar CS/H 0437)
Contingency Fee Agreements/DLA & Private Attorneys [SPSC]; Prohibits the
Department of Legal Affairs of the Office of the Attorney General from
entering into a contingency fee contract with a private attorney unless
the Attorney General makes a written determination prior to entering
into such a contract that contingency fee representation is both
cost-effective and in the public interest. Requires that the Attorney
General report to the Legislature on the use of contingency fee
contracts, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
11/12/09 SENATE Filed
12/17/09 SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and
                  Accountability; Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations;
                  Policy & Steering Committee on Ways and Means
01/12/10 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/19/10, 10:30 am, 110-S
01/19/10 SENATE CS by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 3
01/21/10 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee
                  Substitute)
01/28/10 SENATE Original reference(s) removed: Governmental Oversight and
                  Accountability; Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations;
                  Now in Policy & Steering Committee on Ways and Means
03/02/10 SENATE Introduced, referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and
                  Accountability; Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations;
                  Policy & Steering Committee on Ways and Means -SJ 00053; On
                  Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/19/10, 10:30 am, 110-S; CS
                  by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 3 -SJ 00164; CS read 1st time on
                  03/02/10 -SJ 00156; Pending reference review under Rule
                  4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute); Original reference(s)
                  removed: Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Criminal
                  and Civil Justice Appropriations; Now in Policy & Steering
                  Committee on Ways and Means -SJ 00161
03/19/10 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Policy & Steering Committee on Ways and
                  Means, 03/24/10, 3:30 pm, 412-K --Removed from agenda
03/23/10 SENATE Withdrawn from Policy & Steering Committee on Ways and Means
                  -SJ 00321; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
03/25/10 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -SJ 00339;
                  Amendment(s) failed -SJ 00340; Substituted CS/HB 437
                  -SJ 00340; Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB
                  437 (Ch. 2010-7) -SJ 00340


Bills
Version: Posted: Format:
S 0712 11/15/2009 Web Page | PDF
S 0712 01/21/2010 Web Page | PDF

Committee Amendments
Version: Amendment: Published/Filed: Committee Actions: Format:
S 0712 168916 01/15/2010 JU - Replaced by CS
(01/19/2010)
PDF
Floor Amendments
Version: Amendment: Published/Filed: Floor Actions: Format:
S 0712c1 631236 Filed 03/24/2010 Failed on 2R
(03/25/2010)
PDF
Bill Analyses
Analysis: Committee: Posted: Format:
s 0712 Judiciary 01/29/2010 PDF
Vote History - Committee
Chamber: Committee: Format:
Senate Judiciary PDF

Vote History - Floor
Chamber: Roll Call: Date: Format:
SENATE 0004 03/25/10
Web Page

Citations - Statute


0016.0155


Citations - Constitution




NO CONSTITUTION CITATIONS FOUND FOR SENATE BILL 0712.


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