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483627
 (LATE FILED)Amendment
Bill No. 1935
Amendment No. 483627
CHAMBER ACTION
Senate House
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1Representative(s) Simmons offered the following:
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3     Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
4     Between line(s) 1245 and 1246, insert:
5(6)  The Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation,
6upon review and approval by the Chief Financial Officer, may
7approve adjustments to the clerk's maximum annual budget for
8court-related duties if either of the following conditions
9exists:
10     (a)  The additional funding is necessary to pay the cost of
11performing new or additional functions required by changes in
12law and the legislation which establishes the new or additional
13functions specifically authorizes, by reference to this
14subsection, the adjustment of maximum annual budgets; or
15(b)  The additional funding is necessary to pay the cost of
16supporting increases in the number of judges or magistrates
17authorized by the Legislature and the legislation which
18establishes additional judges or magistrates specifically
19authorizes, by reference to this subsection, the adjustment of
20maximum annual budgets.
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22Before the maximum annual budget of any clerk can be increased
23pursuant to this subsection, the corporation shall provide the
24Chief Financial Officer and the Legislative Budget Commission
25with a statement of the impact of the proposed budget changes on
26state revenues, performance data indicating unit costs for the
27affected clerk as compared to statewide averages, evidence that
28the respective clerk of the court is meeting or exceeding the
29established performance standards for measures on the fiscal
30management, operational efficiency, and effective collection of
31fines, fees, service charges, and court costs, and a proposed
32staffing model, including the cost and number of staff necessary
33to support additional statutory responsibilities for each new
34judge or magistrate. If not otherwise specified in the
35legislation that establishes additional responsibilities, judges
36or magistrates, any adjustments approved by the corporation
37pursuant to this subsection shall not, in the aggregate, exceed
381 percent of the aggregate statewide maximum annual budgets that
39would otherwise be established pursuant to the methodology
40required by this section. Any adjustment to a maximum annual
41budget authorized by this subsection is subject to review and
42approval by the Legislative Budget Commission pursuant to
43chapter 216.
44     (7)(6)  The corporation may submit proposed legislation to
45the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of
46the House of Representatives no later than November 1 in any
47year for approval of clerk budget request amounts exceeding the
48restrictions in this section for the following October 1. If
49proposed legislation is recommended, the corporation shall also
50submit supporting justification with sufficient detail to
51identify the specific proposed expenditures that would cause the
52limitations to be exceeded for each affected clerk and the
53estimated fiscal impact on state revenues.
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55=========== D I R E C T O R Y  A M E N D M E N T ==========
56     Remove line 1194 and insert:
57Florida Statutes, are amended, subsection (6) is renumbered as
58subsection (7), and a new subsection (6) is added to said
59section, to read:
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61================ T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T =============
62     Remove line(s) 107 and insert:
63reference to the Chief Financial Officer; providing
64conditions and requirements by which the corporation may
65approve adjustments to the clerk's maximum annual budget
66for court-related duties; amending s.


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