Florida Lawmakers Introduce House & Senate Bills to Eliminate Fines & Fees

Florida Looks to Follow Lead of Texas & Louisiana, Which Enacted Similar Reform in 2021

Tallahassee – This week, a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers filed the Debt-Free Justice for Children Act in the Florida House and Senate, which would eliminate costly court fees charged to children. The proposal (HB 257 and SB 428) will not impact a judge’s ability to order victim restitution, community service, or non-monetary conditions and sanctions.

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