Rep. Chuck Clemmons

The second step of Florida clerks of courts’ long-term plans to improve their finances has begun in the form of bills filed in the Florida House and Senate.

HB 397 by Rep. Chuck Clemmons, R-Jonesville, and SB 552 by Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, address several ways to enhance income for clerks, although the bills aren’t expected to address all their needs.