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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 55
JUDGMENTS
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F.S. 55.208
55.208 Effect of prior liens on payment intangibles and accounts; effect of filed judgment lien on writs of execution previously delivered to a sheriff.
(1) A judgment lien under s. 55.202 existing before October 1, 2023, becomes enforceable and perfected as of October 1, 2023, as to payment intangibles and accounts and the proceeds thereof of a judgment debtor under s. 55.202(2). Any security interest or lien on payment intangibles or accounts and the proceeds thereof of a judgment debtor which is enforceable and perfected before October 1, 2023, continues to have the same rights and priority as existed before October 1, 2023, and may not be primed as to payment intangibles or accounts by a judgment lien certificate filed before October 1, 2023.
(2) If a judgment creditor who has delivered a writ of execution to a sheriff in any county prior to October 1, 2001, properly files a judgment lien certificate with the Department of State by October 1, 2003, the resulting judgment lien is deemed filed on the date the writ was delivered to the sheriff as to all property of the judgment debtor subject to execution in this state under s. 56.061 which is located in that county on October 1, 2001, and that remains continuously in that county thereafter. Priority of such judgment liens is determined as of the effective date they are considered to have been filed. As to all other property of the judgment debtor, the effective date of the judgment lien is as provided in s. 55.202. The duration of all judgment liens is as provided in s. 55.204.
(3) If a judgment creditor who has delivered a writ of execution to a sheriff in any county before October 1, 2001, does not properly file a judgment lien certificate with the Department of State by October 1, 2003, such writ is considered to have been abandoned and to be of no effect after October 1, 2003.
History.s. 15, ch. 2000-258; s. 8, ch. 2001-154; s. 4, ch. 2023-300.