Section 40.29, Florida Statutes 2004
40.29 Payment of due process costs.--
(1)(a) Each clerk of the circuit court, on behalf of the courts, the state attorney, and the public defender shall forward to the Justice Administrative Commission, by county, a quarterly estimate of funds necessary to pay for witnesses, except expert witnesses paid pursuant to a contract or other professional services agreement, pursuant to ss. 29.005 and 29.006.
(b) Each clerk of the circuit court shall forward to the Office of the State Courts Administrator, by county, a quarterly estimate of funds necessary to pay juror compensation.
(2) Upon receipt of an estimate pursuant to subsection (1), the Justice Administrative Commission or Office of State Courts Administrator, as applicable, shall endorse the amount deemed necessary for payment by the clerk of the court during the quarterly fiscal period and shall submit a request for payment to the Chief Financial Officer.
(3) Upon receipt of the funds from the Chief Financial Officer, the clerk of the court shall pay all invoices approved and submitted by the state attorney, public defender, and circuit court administrator for the items enumerated in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b).
(4) After review for compliance with applicable rates and requirements, the Justice Administrative Commission shall pay all due process service related invoices, except those enumerated in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b), approved and submitted by the state attorney, public defender, or court-appointed counsel in accordance with the applicable requirements of ss. 29.005, 29.006, and 29.007.
History.--s. 1, ch. 4121, 1893; GS 1591; s. 1, ch. 7262, 1917; RGS 2793; CGL 4479; s. 1, ch. 65-483; s. 2, ch. 68-7; s. 6, ch. 69-353; s. 9, ch. 73-334; s. 12, ch. 79-235; ss. 2, 7, ch. 82-176; s. 252, ch. 95-147; s. 17, ch. 95-312; s. 1, ch. 98-92; s. 62, ch. 2003-402; s. 38, ch. 2004-265.