938.23 Assistance grants for alcohol and other drug abuse programs.—
(1) In addition to any fine imposed by law for any criminal offense under chapter 893 or for any criminal violation of s. 316.193, s. 856.011, s. 856.015, or chapter 562, chapter 567, or chapter 568, the court shall be authorized, pursuant to the requirements of s. 938.21, to impose an additional assessment in an amount up to the amount of the fine authorized for the offense. Such additional assessments shall be deposited for the purpose of providing assistance grants to drug abuse treatment or alcohol treatment or education programs as provided in s. 893.165.
(2) All assessments authorized by this section shall be collected by the clerk of court and remitted to the jurisdictional county as described in s. 893.165(2) for deposit into the County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Trust Fund or remitted to the Department of Revenue for deposit into the Grants and Donations Trust Fund of the Department of Children and Family Services pursuant to guidelines and priorities developed by the department. If a County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Trust Fund has not been established for any jurisdictional county, assessments collected by the clerk of court shall be remitted to the Department of Revenue for deposit into the Grants and Donations Trust Fund of the Department of Children and Family Services.
History.—s. 3, ch. 88-381; s. 3, ch. 90-111; s. 2, ch. 93-194; s. 4, ch. 94-107; s. 19, ch. 97-271; s. 307, ch. 99-8; s. 31, ch. 2001-122; s. 6, ch. 2009-47.