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Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 960
VICTIM ASSISTANCE
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F.S. 960.297
960.297 Authorization for governmental right of restitution for costs of incarceration.
(1) The state and its local subdivisions, in a separate civil action or as counterclaim in any civil action, may seek recovery of the damages and losses set forth in s. 960.293.
(2) For those convicted offenders convicted before July 1, 1994, the state and its local subdivisions, in a separate civil action or as a counterclaim in any civil action, may seek recovery of the damages and losses set forth in s. 960.293, for the convicted offender’s remaining sentence after July 1, 1994.
(3) Civil actions authorized by this section may be commenced at any time during the offender’s incarceration and up to 5 years after the date of the offender’s release from incarceration or supervision, whichever occurs later.
History.s. 9, ch. 94-342; s. 35, ch. 95-184; s. 17, ch. 2009-63.