Effective date: 10/13/2010

    In accordance with Chapter 717, F.S., orders or settlements requiring restitution may include one of the following recommended paragraphs which may be modified to fit the particular facts of the case:

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 69G-20.090

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
    (1)(a) The (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) shall make a good faith effort to locate each entity or individual who is required to be paid in accordance with this (Settlement/Order).
    (b) If the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) is not able to locate any entity or individual who is required to be paid in accordance with this (Settlement/Order) or does not make payment to the entity or individual for any other reason, the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) shall report and remit the amount due to the entity or individual to the unclaimed property program of the state of the last known address of the entity or individual as shown on the records of the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) or to the state of domicile of the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) if the records of the (Defendant/Respondent /Petitioner) do not reflect the last known address of the entity or individual. The funds shall be payable in U.S. dollars using the appropriate reporting forms and electronic reporting format within 60 days after the date that the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) was required to issue payment in accordance with the terms of this (Settlement/Order), unless directed otherwise by the receiving unclaimed property program. If the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) is directed otherwise by the receiving unclaimed property program, the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) shall follow the reporting and remitting instructions of the receiving unclaimed property program. A copy of the (Settlement/Order) requiring restitution shall accompany the unclaimed property report and remittance.
    (c) If the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) issues a check to an entity or individual who is required to be paid in accordance with this (Settlement/Order) and the entity or individual does not negotiate or cash the check within 90 days after the issuance of the check, the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) shall report and remit the value of the uncashed check in U.S. dollars to the unclaimed property program of the state of the last known address of the entity or individual as shown on the records of the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) or to the state of domicile of the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) if the records of the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) do not reflect the last known address of the entity or individual. The (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) shall report and remit the unclaimed property using the appropriate reporting forms and electronic reporting format within 150 days after the issuance of the check, unless directed otherwise by the receiving unclaimed property program. If the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) is directed otherwise by the receiving unclaimed property program, the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) shall follow the reporting and remitting instructions of the receiving unclaimed property program. A copy of the (Settlement/Order) requiring restitution shall accompany the unclaimed property report and remittance.
    (d) Unclaimed Property due and owing to the State of Florida shall be reported and remitted to the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Unclaimed Property in accordance with rules 69G-20.034 and 69G-20.041, F.A.C.
    (e) “Domicile” means the state of incorporation, in the case of a corporation incorporated under the laws of a state, and the state of the principal place of business, in the case of a person not incorporated under the laws of a state.
    (2)(a) The (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) shall make a good faith effort to locate each entity or individual who is required to be paid in accordance with this (Settlement/Order).
    (b) If the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) is not able to locate any entity or individual who is required to be paid in accordance with this (Settlement/Order) or does not make payment to the entity or individual for any other reason, the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) shall report and remit the amount due to the entity or individual to the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Unclaimed Property, in U.S. dollars using the appropriate reporting forms and electronic reporting format in accordance with rules 69G-20.034 and 69G-20.041, F.A.C., within 60 days after the date that the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) was required to issue payment in accordance with the terms of this (Settlement/Order). A copy of the (Settlement/Order) requiring restitution shall accompany the unclaimed property report and remittance.
    (c) If the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) issues a check to an entity or individual who is required to be paid in accordance with this (Settlement/Order) and the entity or individual does not negotiate or cash the check within 90 days after the issuance of the check, the (Defendant/Respondent/Petitioner) shall report and remit the value of the uncashed check in U.S. dollars to the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Unclaimed Property, using the appropriate reporting forms and electronic reporting format in accordance with rules 69G-20.034 and 69G-20.041, F.A.C., within 150 days after the issuance of the check. A copy of the (Settlement/Order) requiring restitution shall accompany the unclaimed property report and remittance.
Rulemaking Authority 717.117(1), 717.138 FS. Implements Florida Statutes § 717.117, 717.119. History—New 10-13-10, Formerly 69I-20.090.