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       Florida Senate - 2010                                     SB 400
       
       
       
       By Senator Fasano
       
       
       
       
       11-00424C-10                                           2010400__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to rape crisis programs; amending ss.
    3         794.056 and 938.085, F.S.; requiring that an
    4         additional court cost or surcharge be assessed against
    5         a defendant who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to,
    6         or is found guilty of, regardless of adjudication,
    7         certain specified criminal offenses; providing for
    8         proceeds of the additional court cost or surcharge to
    9         be deposited into the Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund;
   10         reenacting s. 20.435(21)(a), F.S., relating to the
   11         Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund, to incorporate the
   12         amendments made to s. 794.056, F.S., in a reference
   13         thereto; reenacting s. 794.055(3)(b), F.S., relating
   14         to access to services for victims of sexual battery,
   15         to incorporate the amendments made to s. 938.085,
   16         F.S., in a reference thereto; providing an effective
   17         date.
   18  
   19  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   20  
   21         Section 1. Section 794.056, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   22  read:
   23         794.056 Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund.—
   24         (1) The Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund is created within
   25  the Department of Health for the purpose of providing funds for
   26  rape crisis centers in this state. Trust fund moneys shall be
   27  used exclusively for the purpose of providing services for
   28  victims of sexual assault. Funds credited to the trust fund
   29  consist of those funds collected as an additional court
   30  assessment in each case in which a defendant pleads guilty or
   31  nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of, regardless of
   32  adjudication, an offense defined in s. 775.21, s. 784.011, s.
   33  784.021, s. 784.03, s. 784.041, s. 784.045, s. 784.048, s.
   34  784.07, s. 784.08, s. 784.081, s. 784.082, s. 784.083, s.
   35  784.085, s. 787.025, s. 787.06, s. 787.07, or s. 794.011, s.
   36  794.05, s. 794.08, s. 796.03, s. 796.035, s. 796.04, s. 796.045,
   37  s. 796.05, s. 796.06, s. 796.07(2)(a)-(d) and (i), s. 800.03, s.
   38  810.14, s. 810.145, s. 812.135, s. 817.025, s. 825.102, s.
   39  825.1025, s. 836.10, s. 847.0135(2), s. 847.0137, s. 847.0145,
   40  or s. 943.0435. Funds credited to the trust fund also shall
   41  include revenues provided by law, moneys appropriated by the
   42  Legislature, and grants from public or private entities.
   43         (2) The Department of Health shall establish by rule
   44  criteria consistent with the provisions of s. 794.055(3)(a) for
   45  distributing moneys from the trust fund to rape crisis centers.
   46         Section 2. Section 938.085, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   47  read:
   48         938.085 Additional cost to fund rape crisis centers.—In
   49  addition to any sanction imposed when a person pleads guilty or
   50  nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of, regardless of
   51  adjudication, a violation of s. 775.21, s. 784.011, s. 784.021,
   52  s. 784.03, s. 784.041, s. 784.045, s. 784.048, s. 784.07, s.
   53  784.08, s. 784.081, s. 784.082, s. 784.083, s. 784.085, s.
   54  787.025, s. 787.06, s. 787.07, or s. 794.011, s. 794.05, s.
   55  794.08, s. 796.03, s. 796.035, s. 796.04, s. 796.045, s. 796.05,
   56  s. 796.06, s. 796.07(2)(a)-(d) and (i), s. 800.03, s. 810.14, s.
   57  810.145, s. 812.135, s. 817.025, s. 825.102, s. 825.1025, s.
   58  836.10, s. 847.0135(2), s. 847.0137, s. 847.0145, or s.
   59  943.0435, the court shall impose a surcharge of $151. Payment of
   60  the surcharge shall be a condition of probation, community
   61  control, or any other court-ordered supervision. The sum of $150
   62  of the surcharge shall be deposited into the Rape Crisis Program
   63  Trust Fund established within the Department of Health by
   64  chapter 2003-140, Laws of Florida. The clerk of the court shall
   65  retain $1 of each surcharge that the clerk of the court collects
   66  as a service charge of the clerk’s office.
   67         Section 3. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   68  made by this act to section 794.056, Florida Statutes, in a
   69  reference thereto, paragraph (a) of subsection (21) of section
   70  20.435, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   71         20.435 Department of Health; trust funds.—The following
   72  trust funds shall be administered by the Department of Health:
   73         (21) Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund.
   74         (a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund
   75  shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of s.
   76  794.056.
   77         Section 4. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   78  made by this act to section 938.085, Florida Statutes, in a
   79  reference thereto, paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
   80  794.055, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   81         794.055 Access to services for victims of sexual battery.—
   82         (3)
   83         (b) Funds received under s. 938.085 shall be used to
   84  provide sexual battery recovery services to victims and their
   85  families. Funds shall be distributed to rape crisis centers
   86  based on an allocation formula that takes into account the
   87  population and rural characteristics of each county. No more
   88  than 15 percent of the funds shall be used by the statewide
   89  nonprofit association for statewide initiatives. No more than 5
   90  percent of the funds may be used by the department for
   91  administrative costs.
   92         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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