Bill Text: FL S0768 | 2019 | Regular Session | Comm Sub

Bill Title: Attorney Fees

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Failed) 2019-05-03 - Died in Appropriations [S0768 Detail]

Download: Florida-2019-S0768-Comm_Sub.html
       Florida Senate - 2019                              CS for SB 768
       By the Committee on Judiciary; and Senator Perry
       590-03697-19                                           2019768c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to attorney fees; amending s. 57.105,
    3         F.S.; prohibiting the awarding of attorney fees for a
    4         violation of specified provisions; providing an
    5         exception; providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Subsection (8) is added to section 57.105,
   10  Florida Statutes, to read:
   11         57.105 Attorney’s fee; sanctions for raising unsupported
   12  claims or defenses; exceptions; service of motions; damages for
   13  delay of litigation.—
   14         (8)Attorney fees may not be awarded under this section in
   15  proceedings for an injunction for protection pursuant to s.
   16  784.046 or s. 784.0485, unless the court finds by clear and
   17  convincing evidence that the petitioner knowingly made a false
   18  statement or allegation in the petition in regard to a material
   19  matter as defined in s. 837.011(3).
   20         Section 2. Section 1. This act shall take effect July 1,
   21  2019.