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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title V
JUDICIAL BRANCH
Chapter 28
CLERKS OF THE CIRCUIT COURTS
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F.S. 28.2457
28.2457 Mandatory monetary assessments.
(1)(a) Except as otherwise provided by law, a monetary assessment mandated by statute shall be imposed and included in the judgment without regard to whether the assessment is announced in open court.
(b) When an assessment mandated by statute prescribes a minimum assessment and a maximum assessment, or prescribes solely a minimum assessment, the minimum assessment is presumed and shall be imposed and included in the judgment, unless the court specifies a greater amount.
(2) The clerks of the circuit court must collaborate with the state courts through the Florida Courts Technology Commission to prepare a plan to procure or develop a statewide electronic solution that will accurately identify all assessments mandated by statute. The plan must, at a minimum, address operational, technological, and fiscal considerations related to implementation of the electronic solution. The clerks must submit the plan to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by January 1, 2022.
(3) As used in this section, the term “monetary assessment” or “assessment” includes, but is not limited to, a fine or other monetary penalty, fee, service charge, or cost.
History.s. 1, ch. 2012-124; s. 3, ch. 2021-230.