142.02 Levy of a special tax.—The board of county commissioners of every county may levy a special tax, not to exceed 2 mills, upon the real and personal property of the respective counties, to be assessed and collected as other county taxes are assessed and collected, for such costs of criminal prosecutions. Proceeds of the special tax funds shall be paid out only for criminal expenses, fees, and costs, if the crime was committed in the county, and the fees and costs are a legal claim against the county, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Any surplus funds remaining from the tax to fund criminal prosecutions at the end of a fiscal year may be transferred to the county general revenue fund.
History.—s. 1, ch. 4323, 1895; s. 1, ch. 4672, 1899; GS 962; RGS 1775; CGL 2826; s. 82, ch. 2003-402.