Section 57.091, Florida Statutes 2001
57.091 Costs; refunded to counties in certain proceedings relating to state prisoners.--All lawful fees, costs, and expenses hereafter adjudged against, and paid by, any county in all competency proceedings and all criminal prosecutions against state prisoners imprisoned in a state correctional institution, and in all habeas corpus cases brought to test the legality of the imprisonment of state prisoners of such correctional institutions, shall be refunded to the county paying the sum from the General Revenue Fund in the State Treasury in the manner and to the extent herein provided, to wit: between the 1st and 15th of the month next succeeding the month in which the fees, costs, and expenses have been allowed and paid by the county, the clerk of the court shall make requisition on the Department of Corrections for the fees, costs, and expenses so allowed and paid during the preceding month, giving the style of the cases in which fees, costs, and expenses were incurred and the amount and items of cost in each case; providing a certified copy of the judgment adjudging the fees, costs, and expenses against the county and showing that the amount represented thereby has been approved by the presiding judge, paid by the county, and verified by the clerk; and attaching a certified copy of the bill as approved and allowed by the board of county commissioners of the county. If the Department of Corrections finds the bills legal and adjudged against and paid by the county, the department shall submit a request to the Comptroller to draw a warrant in the amount thereof, or in the amount the department finds legal and adjudged against and paid by the county, in favor of the county paying the fees, costs, and expenses, which shall be paid by the State Treasurer from the general revenue funds of the state.
History.--s. 1, ch. 19272, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8489(1); s. 13, ch. 67-254; s. 3, ch. 76-287; s. 17, ch. 79-164; s. 314, ch. 95-147; s. 23, ch. 95-312.
Note.--Former s. 58.10.