Section 409.259, Florida Statutes 2003
409.259 Partial payment of filing fees.--
(1) Notwithstanding s. 28.241, each clerk of the circuit court shall only be reimbursed at the prevailing rate of federal financial participation on the amount of $40 for each civil action, suit, or proceeding for support instituted in the circuit court in which the parent is not receiving temporary cash assistance. The prevailing rate of the state match shall be paid by the local government in the form of a certified public expenditure. The clerk of the circuit court shall bill the department monthly. The clerk of the circuit court and the department shall maintain a monthly log of the number of civil actions, suits, or proceedings filed in which the parent does not receive temporary assistance. These monthly logs will be used to determine the number of $40 filings the clerk of court may submit for reimbursement at the prevailing rate of federal financial participation.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the department shall continue to be entitled to the other necessary services of the clerk of court in any proceedings under the IV-D program as authorized under s. 409.2571.
History.--s. 11, ch. 89-183; s. 94, ch. 96-175; s. 94, ch. 2000-165.