(a) The "Settlement Reserve Fund" is established in the General Fund to receive proceeds from tobacco litigation settlement agreements or final orders or judgments of a court in litigation between tobacco companies and the states. Funds credited to the Settlement Reserve Fund each fiscal year shall be included in General Fund availability as nontax revenue.
(b), (c) Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 6.11(i), effective July 1, 2011.
(d) Unless prohibited by federal law, federal funds provided to the State by block grant or otherwise as part of federal legislation implementing a settlement between United States tobacco companies and the states shall be credited to the Settlement Reserve Fund. Unless otherwise encumbered or distributed under a settlement agreement or final order or judgment of the court, funds paid to the State or a State agency pursuant to a tobacco litigation settlement agreement, or a final order or judgment of a court in litigation between tobacco companies and the states, shall be credited to the Settlement Reserve Fund. (2006-203, s. 3; 2011-145, s. 6.11(i); 2013-360, s. 6.4(e); 2013-363, s. 1.5.)
Last modified: March 23, 2014