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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 945
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
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F.S. 945.27
945.27 Proceedings by department.
(1) Whenever it becomes necessary to increase the number of prison beds by acquiring private property for the construction of new correctional facilities or for the expansion of existing facilities, and the property cannot be acquired by agreement satisfactory to the Department of Corrections and the parties interested in, or the owners of, the private property, the department is hereby empowered and authorized to exercise the right of eminent domain and to proceed to condemn the property in the same manner as provided by law for the condemnation of property.
(2) Any suit or action brought by the said department to condemn property as provided in this section shall be brought in the name of the Department of Corrections, and it shall be the duty of the Department of Legal Affairs to conduct the proceedings for, and to act as counsel for, the said department.
History.s. 83, ch. 77-120; s. 99, ch. 79-3; s. 2, ch. 94-273; s. 30, ch. 95-283.