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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR FLAGLER, PUTNAM, ST. JOHNS AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES


RE: CROSS ASSIGNMENT / BAKER ACTS
REF: PB-2000-013-SC

WHEREAS,  § 394.455, (7) Florida Statutes, defines “court” as circuit court, and

WHEREAS, County Court judges in the Seventh Judicial Circuit may be called upon to preside at hearings or issue orders related to Ch. 394 (Part I), Florida Statutes, otherwise known as the Baker Act, and

WHEREAS, it has been made known to the undersigned that the efficient and proper administration of justice regarding Baker Acts requires the temporary assignment of County Court judges in the Seventh Judicial Circuit to Circuit Court jurisdiction;

NOW THEREFORE,  I, ROBERT K. ROUSE, JR., Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit hereby order that all County Court judges of the Seventh Judicial Circuit are temporarily assigned to Circuit Court jurisdiction for purposes of handling matters related to the Baker Act.  The County Court judges herein assigned to Circuit Court are hereby vested with all and singular the powers and prerogatives conferred by the State of Florida upon a judge of the Court to which they are assigned.

TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties.

DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, this 4th day of October, 2000.

/s/ R.K. Rouse
Judge Robert K. Rouse, Jr.
Chief Judge