Terms Used In Florida Statutes 280.18

  • Loss to public depositors: means loss of all principal and all interest or other earnings on the principal accrued or accruing as of the date the qualified public depository was declared in default or insolvent. See Florida Statutes 280.02
  • Public depositor: means the official custodian of funds for a governmental unit who is responsible for handling public deposits. See Florida Statutes 280.02

(1) When public deposits are made in accordance with this chapter, there shall be protection from loss to public depositors, as defined in s. 280.02, in the absence of negligence, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance on the part of the public depositor or on the part of his or her agents or employees.
(2) The liability of the state, the Chief Financial Officer, or any state agency, or any employee or agent of the state, the Chief Financial Officer, or a state agency, for any action taken in the performance of their powers and duties under this chapter shall be limited to that as a public depositor.