§ 215.01 Fiscal year
§ 215.02 Manner of paying money into the Treasury
§ 215.03 Party to be reimbursed on reversal of judgment for state
§ 215.04 Department of Financial Services to report delinquents
§ 215.05 Department of Financial Services to certify accounts of delinquents
§ 215.06 Certified accounts of delinquents as evidence
§ 215.07 Preference of state in case of insolvency
§ 215.08 Delinquent collectors to be reported to state attorney
§ 215.09 Delinquent collectors; forfeiture of commissions
§ 215.10 Delinquent collectors; suspension
§ 215.11 Defaulting officers; Department of Financial Services to report to clerk
§ 215.12 Defaulting officers; duty of clerk
§ 215.15 School appropriations to have priority
§ 215.16 Appropriations from General Revenue Fund for public schools, state institutions of higher learning, and community colleges; reduction
§ 215.179 Solicitation of payment
§ 215.18 Transfers between funds; limitation
§ 215.195 Agency deposits relating to the Statewide Cost Allocation Plan
§ 215.196 Architects Incidental Trust Fund; creation; assessment
§ 215.197 Federal Grants Trust Fund
§ 215.198 Operating Trust Fund
§ 215.199 Audit and Warrant Clearing Trust Fund
§ 215.20 Certain income and certain trust funds to contribute to the General Revenue Fund
§ 215.211 Service charge; elimination or reduction for specified proceeds
§ 215.22 Certain income and certain trust funds exempt
§ 215.23 When contributions to be made
§ 215.24 Exemptions where federal contributions or private grants
§ 215.245 Contracts with Federal Government; indemnification authorized in certain circumstances
§ 215.25 Manner of contributions; rules and regulations
§ 215.26 Repayment of funds paid into State Treasury through error
§ 215.28 United States securities, purchase by state and county officers and employees; deductions from salary
§ 215.31 State funds; deposit in State Treasury
§ 215.311 State funds; exceptions
§ 215.32 State funds; segregation
§ 215.3206 Trust funds; termination or re-creation
§ 215.3207 Trust funds; establishment; criteria
§ 215.3208 Trust funds; legislative review
§ 215.321 Regulatory Trust Fund
§ 215.322 Acceptance of credit cards, charge cards, debit cards, or electronic funds transfers by state agencies, units of local government, and the judicial branch
§ 215.34 State funds; noncollectible items; procedure
§ 215.35 State funds; warrants and their issuance
§ 215.36 State funds; laws not repealed
§ 215.37 Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the boards to be financed from fees collected; deposit of funds; service charge; appropriation
§ 215.405 State agencies and the judicial branch authorized to collect costs of fingerprinting
§ 215.42 Purchases from appropriations, proof of delivery
§ 215.422 Payments, warrants, and invoices; processing time limits; dispute resolution; agency or judicial branch compliance
§ 215.425 Extra compensation claims prohibited; bonuses; severance pay
§ 215.43 Public bonds, notes, and other securities
§ 215.431 Issuance of bond anticipation notes
§ 215.44 Board of Administration; powers and duties in relation to investment of trust funds
§ 215.4401 Board of Administration; public record exemptions
§ 215.441 Board of Administration; appointment of executive director
§ 215.442 Executive director; reporting requirements; public meeting
§ 215.444 Investment Advisory Council
§ 215.45 Sale and exchange of securities
§ 215.47 Investments; authorized securities; loan of securities
§ 215.4701 Trademarks, copyrights, or patents
§ 215.4702 Investments in publicly traded companies operating in Northern Ireland
§ 215.471 Divestiture by the State Board of Administration; reporting requirements
§ 215.472 Prohibited investments
§ 215.4725 Prohibited investments by the State Board of Administration; companies that boycott Israel
§ 215.473 Divestiture by the State Board of Administration; Sudan; Iran
§ 215.474 Analyses of technology and growth investments
§ 215.475 Investment policy statement
§ 215.4754 Ethics requirements for investment advisers and managers and members of the Investment Advisory Council
§ 215.4755 Certification and disclosure requirements for investment advisers and managers
§ 215.48 Consent and ratification of appropriate board, agency, or of the judicial branch
§ 215.49 Making funds available for investment
§ 215.50 Custody of securities purchased; income
§ 215.51 Investment accounts; changes, notice, etc
§ 215.515 Investment accounts; charges for services
§ 215.52 Rules and regulations
§ 215.53 Powers of existing officers and boards, the judicial branch, and agencies not affected
§ 215.55 Federal Use of State Lands Trust Fund; county distribution
§ 215.551 Federal Use of State Lands Trust Fund; county distribution; requests by counties
§ 215.552 Federal Use of State Lands Trust Fund; land within military installations; county distribution
§ 215.555 Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund
§ 215.556 Exemption
§ 215.557 Reports of insured values
§ 215.5586 My Safe Florida Home Program
§ 215.5588 Florida Disaster Recovery Program
§ 215.559 Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program
§ 215.5595 Insurance Capital Build-Up Incentive Program
§ 215.55952 Annual report on economic impact of a 1-in-100-year hurricane
§ 215.56005 Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation
§ 215.5601 Lawton Chiles Endowment Fund
§ 215.5602 James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program
§ 215.56021 Exemptions from public records and public meetings requirements; peer review panels
§ 215.57 Short title
§ 215.58 Definitions relating to State Bond Act
§ 215.59 State bonds, revenue bonds; issuance
§ 215.60 State bonds for financing road acquisition and construction
§ 215.605 State bonds for right-of-way acquisition or bridge construction
§ 215.61 State system of public education capital outlay bonds
§ 215.615 Fixed-guideway transportation systems funding
§ 215.616 State bonds for federal aid highway construction
§ 215.617 Bonds for state-funded infrastructure bank
§ 215.618 Bonds for acquisition and improvement of land, water areas, and related property interests and resources
§ 215.619 Bonds for Everglades restoration
§ 215.62 Division of Bond Finance
§ 215.63 Transfer to division of assets and liabilities of the Revenue Bond Department of Development Commission
§ 215.64 Powers of the division
§ 215.65 Bond Fee Trust Fund, expenditures; schedule of fees
§ 215.655 Arbitrage Compliance Program, expenditures; schedule of fees
§ 215.66 Request for issuance of bonds; procedure requirements
§ 215.67 Issuance of state bonds
§ 215.68 Issuance of bonds; form; maturity date, execution, sale
§ 215.684 Limitation on engaging services of securities broker or bond underwriter convicted of fraud
§ 215.69 State Board of Administration to administer funds
§ 215.70 State Board of Administration to act in case of defaults
§ 215.71 Application of bond proceeds
§ 215.72 Covenants with bondholders
§ 215.73 Approval of bond issue by State Board of Administration
§ 215.74 Pledge of constitutional fuel tax; consent by counties and state agency supervising state road system
§ 215.75 Bonds securities for public bodies
§ 215.76 Exemption of bonds from taxation
§ 215.77 Trust funds
§ 215.78 Remedies
§ 215.79 Refunding bonds
§ 215.80 Annual report
§ 215.81 Pledge of state
§ 215.82 Validation; when required
§ 215.821 Issuance of bonds by state agencies
§ 215.83 Construction of State Bond Act
§ 215.835 Rulemaking authority
§ 215.84 Government bonds; maximum rate of interest
§ 215.845 Certain special laws establishing interest rates on bonds prohibited
§ 215.85 Direct deposit of public funds
§ 215.86 Management systems and controls
§ 215.89 Charts of account
§ 215.90 Short title
§ 215.91 Florida Financial Management Information System; board; council
§ 215.92 Definitions relating to Florida Financial Management Information System Act
§ 215.93 Florida Financial Management Information System
§ 215.94 Designation, duties, and responsibilities of functional owners
§ 215.95 Financial Management Information Board
§ 215.96 Coordinating council and design and coordination staff
§ 215.962 Standards for state agency use of card-based technology
§ 215.964 Process for acquisition of commodities or services that include the use of card-based technology
§ 215.965 Disbursement of state moneys
§ 215.966 Refinancing of bonds
§ 215.97 Florida Single Audit Act
§ 215.971 Agreements funded with federal or state assistance
§ 215.98 State debt fiscal responsibility
§ 215.981 Audits of state agency direct-support organizations and citizen support organizations
§ 215.985 Transparency in government spending

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 215

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • 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.
  • Authority: means the Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority. See Florida Statutes 348.966
  • 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.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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
  • Bonds: means and includes the notes, bonds, refunding bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness or obligations, in either temporary or definitive form, which the authority is authorized to issue pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 348.966
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Council: means the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Counties: means Orange, Seminole, and Lake Counties. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • County: means Santa Rosa County. See Florida Statutes 348.966
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Florida Statutes 348.966
  • Department: means the Department of Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Development of regional impact: means a development that is subject to…. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Division: means the Division of Bond Finance of the State Board of Administration. See Florida Statutes 348.966
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Electric utility: means any municipality, authority, commission, or other public body, investor-owned electric utility, or rural electric cooperative which owns, maintains, or operates an electrical energy generation, transmission, or distribution system within the state on June 25, 1975. See Florida Statutes 361.11
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • 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
  • Foreign public utility: means any person, as defined in subsection (3), the principal location or principal place of business of which is not located within this state, which owns, maintains, or operates facilities for the generation, transmission, or distribution of electrical energy and which supplies electricity to retail or wholesale customers, or both, on a continuous, reliable, and dependable basis; or any affiliate or subsidiary of such person, the business of which is limited to the generation or transmission, or both, of electrical energy and activities reasonably incidental thereto. See Florida Statutes 361.11
  • 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.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • 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
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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
  • Legislative Auditing Committee: means a committee or committees designated by joint rule of the Legislature, by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • 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.
  • Local comprehensive plan: means a comprehensive plan adopted pursuant to ss. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Members: means the governing body of the authority, and "member" means one of the individuals constituting such governing body. See Florida Statutes 348.966
  • 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.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Office of Economic and Demographic Research: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Person: means :
    (a) Any natural person;
    (b) The United States; any state; any municipality, political subdivision, or municipal corporation created by or pursuant to the laws of the United States or any state; or any board, corporation, or other entity or body declared by or pursuant to the laws of the United States or any state to be a department, agency, or instrumentality of any thereof;
    (c) Any corporation, not-for-profit corporation, firm, partnership, cooperative association, electric cooperative, or business trust of any nature whatsoever organized and existing under the laws of the United States or any state; or
    (d) Any foreign country; any political subdivision or governmental unit of a foreign country; or any corporation, not-for-profit corporation, firm, partnership, cooperative association, electric cooperative, or business trust of any nature whatsoever organized and existing under the laws of a foreign country or of a political subdivision or governmental unit of a foreign country. See Florida Statutes 361.11
  • 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.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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.
  • Project: means a joint electric power supply project and any and all facilities, including all equipment, structures, machinery, and tangible and intangible property, real and personal, for the joint generation or transmission of electrical energy, or both, including any fuel supply or source useful for such a project. See Florida Statutes 361.11
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • 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.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Wekiva River Protection Area: means the lands within: Township 18 south range 28 east; Township 18 south range 29 east; Township 19 south range 28 east, less those lands lying west of a line formed by County Road 437, State Road 46, and County Road 435; Township 19 south range 29 east; Township 20 south range 28 east, less all lands lying west of County Road 435; and Township 20 south range 29 east, less all those lands east of Markham Woods Road. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Wekiva River System: means the Wekiva River, the Little Wekiva River, Black Water Creek, Rock Springs Run, Sulphur Run, and Seminole Creek. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01