Terms Used In Florida Statutes 949.071

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.

(1) The term “state,” as used in s. 949.07, relating to and authorizing and directing the Governor to enter into an interstate compact in behalf of Florida with any state of the United States for out-of-state supervision of probationers and parolees, and prescribing the form to be substantially used for any such compact, means any one of the several states, the District of Columbia, and any other territorial possession of the United States.
(2) It is hereby recognized and further declared that pursuant to the consent and authorization contained in s. 112 of Title 4 of the United States Code, this state shall be a party to the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, with any additional jurisdiction legally joining in the compact when such jurisdiction enacts the compact in accordance with the terms thereof.