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Chapter 943
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F.S. 943.35
943.35 Funding for existing laboratories.
(1) The following existing criminal analysis laboratories are eligible for receipt of state funding:
(a) The Broward County Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory;
(b) The Miami-Dade Police Department Crime Laboratory;
(c) The Indian River Crime Laboratory;
(d) The Palm Beach County Crime Laboratory; and
(e) The Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory.
(2) The state shall provide funding not to exceed 75 percent of the actual operating cost of such laboratories previously enumerated. The state shall base the funding only on that portion of the current year’s actual operating budget, as approved by the county commission or public unit authorized to grant fiscal appropriations, which is from local contributions. The funds provided by the state to each laboratory shall be applied toward the current year’s actual operating budget to arrive at an authorized percentage of state funding for the fiscal year. At the close of the fiscal year the state funding shall be compared to the actual laboratory expenditures. Any state funds provided in excess of the authorized percentage shall be returned to the state. The following functions are not to be considered laboratory operations for the purpose of appropriating state funds:
(a) Identification photography;
(b) Identification of fingerprints, other than latent;
(c) Polygraph;
(d) Electronic surveillance; and
(e) Medical examiners.
History.s. 6, ch. 74-362; s. 2, ch. 84-22; s. 2, ch. 87-159; s. 3, ch. 88-324; s. 21, ch. 98-94; s. 170, ch. 2008-4.