(1) A check received by the office of a clerk of a court or comptroller which is tendered
to him or her in payment for any services, collection of fines and forfeitures, sale
of documentary stamps, recording of documents and instruments, collection of legal
fees, or any other duties relating to his or her office and which is returned by the
bank upon which the check is drawn shall be the personal liability of the clerk or
comptroller unless the clerk or comptroller, after due diligence to collect the returned
check, forwards the returned check to the state attorney of the circuit where the
check was drawn for prosecution.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1), the office of a clerk of a court
or comptroller may accept personal checks drawn on any bank or similar financial institution
in the United States for the payment of traffic fines and related court costs, and
the clerk or comptroller shall not incur any personal liability for the acceptance
of such checks. Any such check received by the office of a clerk of a court or comptroller which
is returned by the bank upon which the check is drawn may be forwarded to the state
attorney of the circuit where the check was presented for prosecution. The clerk or comptroller shall not be subject to the provisions of s. 832.07(2).
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