Gov. DeSantis signs bill easing payment plans for court fines

Gov. DeSantis signs bill easing payment plans for court fines

Floridians and tourists caught speeding or otherwise handed a fine or fee by a county court soon must pay $25 per month as part of any payment plan to satisfy the debt, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis Monday evening.

Currently, a monthly payment plan can be set up by the courts for those assessed fines or fees of up to 2% of their annual net income, divided by 12. When HB 397, which passed unanimously in each chamber, takes effect July 1, the minimum payment will be $25, if the current formula is less than that. Clerks of the Court can also charge a down payment of $100 or 10% of the amount owed, whichever is less.

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