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       Florida Senate - 2010                              CS for SB 400
       
       
       
       By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senators Fasano and
       Gaetz
       
       
       
       591-02749-10                                           2010400c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to programs to prevent violence;
    3         amending ss. 794.056, 938.08, and 938.085, F.S.;
    4         requiring that an additional or increased court cost
    5         or surcharge be assessed against a defendant who
    6         pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found
    7         guilty of, regardless of adjudication, certain
    8         specified criminal offenses; providing for proceeds of
    9         the additional court cost or surcharge to be deposited
   10         into the Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund or the
   11         Domestic Violence Trust Fund; reenacting s.
   12         20.435(21)(a), F.S., relating to the Rape Crisis
   13         Program Trust Fund, to incorporate the amendments made
   14         to s. 794.056, F.S., in a reference thereto;
   15         reenacting s. 794.055(3)(b), F.S., relating to access
   16         to services for victims of sexual battery, to
   17         incorporate the amendments made to s. 938.085, F.S.,
   18         in a reference thereto; providing an effective date.
   19  
   20  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   21  
   22         Section 1. Section 794.056, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   23  read:
   24         794.056 Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund.—
   25         (1) The Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund is created within
   26  the Department of Health for the purpose of providing funds for
   27  rape crisis centers in this state. Trust fund moneys shall be
   28  used exclusively for the purpose of providing services for
   29  victims of sexual assault. Funds credited to the trust fund
   30  consist of those funds collected as an additional court
   31  assessment in each case in which a defendant pleads guilty or
   32  nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of, regardless of
   33  adjudication, an offense defined in s. 775.21, s. 784.011, s.
   34  784.021, s. 784.03, s. 784.041, s. 784.045, s. 784.048, s.
   35  784.07, s. 784.08, s. 784.081, s. 784.082, s. 784.083, s.
   36  784.085, s. 787.025, s. 787.06, s. 787.07, or s. 794.011, s.
   37  794.05, s. 794.08, s. 796.03, s. 796.035, s. 796.04, s. 796.045,
   38  s. 796.05, s. 796.06, s. 796.07(2)(a)-(d) and (i), s. 800.03, s.
   39  810.14, s. 810.145, s. 812.135, s. 817.025, s. 825.102, s.
   40  825.1025, s. 836.10, s. 847.0135(2), s. 847.0137, s. 847.0145,
   41  or s. 943.0435. Funds credited to the trust fund also shall
   42  include revenues provided by law, moneys appropriated by the
   43  Legislature, and grants from public or private entities.
   44         (2) The Department of Health shall establish by rule
   45  criteria consistent with the provisions of s. 794.055(3)(a) for
   46  distributing moneys from the trust fund to rape crisis centers.
   47         Section 2. Section 938.08, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   48  read:
   49         938.08 Additional cost to fund programs in domestic
   50  violence.—In addition to any sanction imposed for a violation of
   51  s. 784.011, s. 784.021, s. 784.03, s. 784.041, s. 784.045, s.
   52  784.048, s. 784.07, s. 784.08, s. 784.081, s. 784.082, s.
   53  784.083, s. 784.085, s. 787.06, s. 787.07, s. 794.011, s.
   54  825.102, s. 836.10, or for any offense of domestic violence
   55  described in s. 741.28, the court shall impose a surcharge of
   56  $301 $201. Payment of the surcharge shall be a condition of
   57  probation, community control, or any other court-ordered
   58  supervision. The sum of $185 $85 of the surcharge shall be
   59  deposited into the Domestic Violence Trust Fund established in
   60  s. 741.01. The clerk of the court shall retain $1 of each
   61  surcharge that the clerk of the court collects as a service
   62  charge of the clerk’s office. The remainder of the surcharge
   63  shall be provided to the governing board of the county and must
   64  be used only to defray the costs of incarcerating persons
   65  sentenced under s. 741.283 and provide additional training to
   66  law enforcement personnel in combating domestic violence.
   67         Section 3. Section 938.085, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   68  read:
   69         938.085 Additional cost to fund rape crisis centers.—In
   70  addition to any sanction imposed when a person pleads guilty or
   71  nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of, regardless of
   72  adjudication, a violation of s. 775.21, s. 784.011, s. 784.021,
   73  s. 784.03, s. 784.041, s. 784.045, s. 784.048, s. 784.07, s.
   74  784.08, s. 784.081, s. 784.082, s. 784.083, s. 784.085, s.
   75  787.025, s. 787.06, s. 787.07, or s. 794.011, s. 794.05, s.
   76  794.08, s. 796.03, s. 796.035, s. 796.04, s. 796.045, s. 796.05,
   77  s. 796.06, s. 796.07(2)(a)-(d) and (i), s. 800.03, s. 810.14, s.
   78  810.145, s. 812.135, s. 817.025, s. 825.102, s. 825.1025, s.
   79  836.10, s. 847.0135(2), s. 847.0137, s. 847.0145, or s.
   80  943.0435, the court shall impose a surcharge of $151. Payment of
   81  the surcharge shall be a condition of probation, community
   82  control, or any other court-ordered supervision. The sum of $150
   83  of the surcharge shall be deposited into the Rape Crisis Program
   84  Trust Fund established within the Department of Health by
   85  chapter 2003-140, Laws of Florida. The clerk of the court shall
   86  retain $1 of each surcharge that the clerk of the court collects
   87  as a service charge of the clerk’s office.
   88         Section 4. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   89  made by this act to section 794.056, Florida Statutes, in a
   90  reference thereto, paragraph (a) of subsection (21) of section
   91  20.435, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   92         20.435 Department of Health; trust funds.—The following
   93  trust funds shall be administered by the Department of Health:
   94         (21) Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund.
   95         (a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund
   96  shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of s.
   97  794.056.
   98         Section 5. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   99  made by this act to section 938.085, Florida Statutes, in a
  100  reference thereto, paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
  101  794.055, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  102         794.055 Access to services for victims of sexual battery.—
  103         (3)
  104         (b) Funds received under s. 938.085 shall be used to
  105  provide sexual battery recovery services to victims and their
  106  families. Funds shall be distributed to rape crisis centers
  107  based on an allocation formula that takes into account the
  108  population and rural characteristics of each county. No more
  109  than 15 percent of the funds shall be used by the statewide
  110  nonprofit association for statewide initiatives. No more than 5
  111  percent of the funds may be used by the department for
  112  administrative costs.
  113         Section 6. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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