440.31 Witness fees.—Each witness who appears in obedience to a subpoena shall be entitled to the same fees as witnesses in a civil action in the circuit court; however, any expert witness, as defined in Rule 1.390(a) of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, who shall have testified in any proceeding under this chapter shall be allowed a witness fee, including the cost of any exhibits used by such witness, in such reasonable amount as the judge of compensation claims may determine, not in excess of the rate prevailing in the locality for witness fees for such expert witnesses in workers’ compensation proceedings, notwithstanding the limitation provided in s. 92.231.
History.—s. 31, ch. 17481, 1935; CGL 1936 Supp. 5966(31); s. 9, ch. 29778, 1955; s. 2, ch. 67-554; s. 23, ch. 78-300; ss. 24, 124, ch. 79-40; s. 21, ch. 79-312; s. 43, ch. 89-289; s. 56, ch. 90-201; s. 52, ch. 91-1; s. 8, ch. 91-46.