(1)(a) The Chief Financial Officer may suspend a qualified public depository for any period that is fixed in the order of suspension, not exceeding 6 months. For the purposes of this section and ss. 280.051 and 280.052, the effective date of suspension or disqualification is that date which is set out as such in any order of suspension or disqualification.
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 280.053
- Qualified public depository: means a bank, savings bank, or savings association that:(a) Is organized and exists under the laws of the United States or the laws of this state or any other state or territory of the United States. See Florida Statutes 280.02(b) During the period of suspension, the contingent liability, required collateral, and reporting requirements of the suspended public depository remain in force under the same conditions as if the suspended depository had remained qualified.(c) Upon expiration of the suspension period, the bank or savings association may, by order of the Chief Financial Officer, be reinstated as a qualified public depository, unless the cause of the suspension has not been corrected or the bank or savings association is otherwise not in compliance with this chapter or any rule adopted pursuant to this chapter.
(2)(a) A qualified public depository may be disqualified for a period of time not less than 1 year to be fixed in the order of disqualification.
(b) During the period of disqualification, the contingent liability, required collateral, and reporting requirements of the disqualified public depository remain in force under the same conditions as if the disqualified depository had remained qualified.
(c) Upon expiration of the disqualification period, the bank or savings association may reapply for qualification as a qualified public depository. If a disqualified bank or savings association is purchased or otherwise acquired by new owners, it may reapply to the Chief Financial Officer to be a qualified public depository prior to the expiration date of the disqualification period. Redesignation as a qualified public depository may occur only after the Chief Financial Officer has determined that all requirements for holding public deposits under the law have been met.