Chapter 5M-1 Division of Agricultural Water Policy
Chapter 5M-2 Best Management Practices (Bmps) for Indian River Area Citrus Groves
Chapter 5M-3 Best Management Practices for Agricultural Operations in the Northern Everglades
Chapter 5M-4 Interim Measures for Tri-County Agricultural Area Farms
Chapter 5M-5 Best Management Practices (Bmps) for the Peace River Manasota Basin Area and Citrus Grown in Other Flatwoods Soils
Chapter 5M-6 Florida Container Nursery Bmp Guide
Chapter 5M-7 Best Management Practices for Gulf Citrus
Chapter 5M-8 Best Management Practices (Bmps) for Florida Vegetable and Agronomic Crops
Chapter 5M-9 Best Management Practices for Florida Sod
Chapter 5M-11 Best Management Practices for Florida Cow/calf Operations
Chapter 5M-12 Conservation Plans for Specified Agricultural Operations
Chapter 5M-13 Best Management Practices for Florida Specialty Fruit and Nut Crop Operations
Chapter 5M-14 Best Management Practices for Florida Equine Operations
Chapter 5M-15 Procedures for Binding Determinations of Agricultural Exemptions
Chapter 5M-16 Best Management Practices for Florida Citrus
Chapter 5M-17 Best Management Practices for Florida Dairies
Chapter 5M-18 Florida Agriculture Wildlife Best Management Practices
Chapter 5M-19 Best Management Practices for Florida Poultry

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  • Additional Evaluation: Examination and analysis by a qualified professional engineer, contractor, tradesman or service technician beyond that provided by the home inspection. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Alarm System: means any electrical device or combination of electrical devices used to detect a situation which causes an alarm in the event of a burglary, fire, robbery, medical emergency or equipment failure. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Alarm Systems: Warning devices, installed or free standing, including but not limited to: carbon monoxide detectors, flue gas and other spillage detectors, security equipment, ejector pumps and smoke alarms. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means a business entity making application for certification as an electrical contractor, specialty electrical contractor as designated in Rule Fla. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Architectural Service: Any practice involving the art and science of building design for construction of any structure or groupings of structures and the use of space within and surrounding the structures or the design for construction, including but not specifically limited to, schematic design, design development, preparation of construction contract documents, and administration of the construction contract. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Automatic Safety Controls: Devices designed and installed to protect systems and components from unsafe conditions. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Broad Experience: means that he or she has experience in the electrical or alarm contracting industry which may include management, supervision and hands on experience in the installation of electrical or alarm components as applicable. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Component: A part of a system. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Comprehensive: means skill, knowledge and experience covering all areas of contracting. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuing Education Course: A course related to the practice of home inspection. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Continuing Education Provider: An entity and any of its agents approved by the department to engage in providing continuing education courses as required by Chapter 61-30, F. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Course Instructor: Any person approved by the department to conduct training for a department approved course. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Credit bureau: An agency that collects individual credit information and sells it for a fee to creditors so they can make a decision on granting loans. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, and other financing companies. (Also commonly referred to as consumer-reporting agency or credit-reporting agency.) Source: OCC
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decorative: Ornamental; not required for the operation of the essential systems and components of a home. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Describe: To distinguish a system or component by its type or other observed significant characteristics; to distinguish it from other systems or components. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Directly Supervise: To direct and exercise control over the activities of a person by being physically present at the job site. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismantle: To take apart or remove any component, device or piece of equipment that would not be taken apart or removed by a homeowner in the course of normal and routine homeowner maintenance. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Education: means formal instruction provided by an accredited public or private school, community college or university which includes formal classroom time and testing and results in the conference of a recognized degree. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Electrical contractor or unlimited electrical contractor: means a person as defined in Florida Statutes § 489. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Engineering Services: Any professional service or creative work requiring engineering education, training and experience and the application of special knowledge of the mathematical, material and engineering services to such professional service or creative work as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design and supervision of construction for the purpose of assuring compliance with the specifications and design, in conjunction with structures, buildings, machines, equipment, works or processes. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Experience: means informal exposure to the trade wherein knowledge and skill are obtained by participation in the electrical or alarm contracting trade. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Household Appliances: Ranges, cook-tops, built-in dishwashers, food waste disposers, garage door openers, built-in ovens, built-in microwave ovens, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, built-in trash compactors, ceiling fans or whole-house fans, if present and if not excluded in the scope of services disclosure. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspect: To examine readily accessible systems and components of a home in accordance with the Standards of Practice adopted by the Department in Rules 61-30. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Installed: Attached such that removal requires tools. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Normal operating controls: Devices such as thermostats, switches or valves intended to be operated by the homeowner. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Prelicensure Education Course: An initial course of study approved by the department which provides the educational experience required to certify an individual for licensure as a home inspector pursuant to Rule Fla. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Prelicensure Education Provider: An entity and any of its agents approved by the department to engage in providing prelicensure education courses as required by this chapter. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Qualifying agent: means a person with the ability and authority to supervise, direct, manage and control the electrical and/or alarm contracting of a business entity. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Readily Accessible: Available for visual inspection without requiring dismantling or destructive means to gain access, moving of items, including but not limited to, furniture, personal property, stored items, clothing, wall or floor covering, or debris, dismantling, or any action which will likely involve risk to persons or property. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Readily Operable Access Panel: A panel provided for homeowner inspection and maintenance that is within normal reach, can be removed by one person and is not sealed in place. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recreational Facilities: Spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, exercise, entertainment, athletic, playground or other similar equipment and associated accessories. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Report: To communicate in writing. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Representative Number: One component per room for multiple similar interior components such as window and electric outlets; one component on each side of the home for multiple similar exterior components. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Roof Drainage Systems: Components used to carry water off a roof and away from a home. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Service Life: Service life is the expected lifetime, or the acceptable period of use in service of a particular system or component. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shut Down: A state in which a system or component cannot be operated by normal operating controls. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Significantly Deficient: Not operating in the manner in which the system or component was designed to operate or creates a significant risk of personal injury during normal, day-to-day use. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Solid Fuel Burning Appliances: A hearth and fire chamber or similar prepared place in which a fire may be built and which is built in conjunction with a chimney; or a listed assembly of a fire chamber, its chimney and related factory-made parts designed for unit assembly without requiring field construction. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Specialty electrical contractor: means a person as defined in Florida Statutes § 489. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Structural Component: A component that supports non-variable forces or weights (dead loads) and variable forces or weights (live loads). See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • System: A combination of interacting or interdependent components, assembled to carry out one or more functions. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Technical education: means the integration of academic and vocational instruction designed to provide direct job related training in all phases of the electrical or alarm contracting trade. See Florida Regulations 61G6-5.001
  • Technically Exhaustive: An investigation that involves dismantling; the extensive use of advanced techniques, measurements, instruments, testing, calculations, or other means. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Training Day: The equivalent of 8 hours (an hour being no less than 50 minutes of instruction) including breaks and lunch. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Under-floor Crawl Space: The area within the confines of the foundation and between the ground and the underside of the floor. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • Unsafe: A condition in a readily accessible, installed system or component which is judged to be a significant risk of personal injury during normal, day-to-day use. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Wiring Methods: Identification of electrical conductors or wires by their general type, such as "non-metallic sheathed cable" ("Romex"), "armored cable" ("bx") or "knob and tube", etc. See Florida Regulations 61-30.101