§ 255.01 Proceeds of insurance may be used to replace property destroyed
§ 255.02 Boards authorized to replace buildings destroyed by fire
§ 255.03 Proceeds of insurance to be paid into State Treasury; disbursement of funds
§ 255.04 Preference to home industries in building public buildings
§ 255.041 Separate specifications for building contracts
§ 255.042 Shelter in public buildings
§ 255.043 Art in state buildings
§ 255.045 Cleanup after events held on public property
§ 255.047 Publicly owned or operated convention centers, sports stadiums, sports arenas, coliseums, or auditoriums; booking business records; confidentiality
§ 255.05 Bond of contractor constructing public buildings; form; action by claimants
§ 255.051 Public bids; check or draft as good faith deposit
§ 255.0515 Bids for state contracts; substitution of subcontractors
§ 255.0516 Bid protests by educational boards
§ 255.0517 Owner-controlled insurance programs for public construction projects
§ 255.0518 Public bids; bid opening
§ 255.052 Substitution of securities for amounts retained on public contracts
§ 255.0525 Advertising for competitive bids or proposals
§ 255.065 Public-private partnerships; public records and public meetings exemptions
§ 255.0705 Popular name
§ 255.071 Payment of subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, materialmen, and suppliers on construction contracts for public projects
§ 255.072 Definitions
§ 255.073 Timely payment for purchases of construction services
§ 255.074 Procedures for calculation of payment due dates
§ 255.075 Mandatory interest
§ 255.076 Award of court costs and attorney’s fees.
§ 255.077 Project closeout and payment of retainage
§ 255.078 Public construction retainage
§ 255.099 Preference to state residents
§ 255.0991 Contracts for construction services; prohibited local government preferences
§ 255.0992 Public works projects; prohibited governmental actions
§ 255.101 Contracts for public construction works; utilization of minority business enterprises
§ 255.102 Contractor utilization of minority business enterprises
§ 255.103 Construction management or program management entities
§ 255.20 Local bids and contracts for public construction works; specification of state-produced lumber
§ 255.21 Special facilities for physically disabled
§ 255.211 Special symbol may be displayed
§ 255.22 Reconveyance of lands not used for purpose specified
§ 255.248 Definitions
§ 255.249 Department of Management Services; responsibility; department rules
§ 255.25 Approval required before construction or lease of buildings
§ 255.25001 Department of Management Services not required to participate in PRIDE leasing process; Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services authorized to sell property without complying with specified laws
§ 255.2501 Lease of space financed with local government obligations
§ 255.2502 Contracts which require annual appropriation; contingency statement
§ 255.2503 Contracts for lease of buildings; prohibited provisions
§ 255.251 Energy Conservation and Sustainable Buildings Act; short title
§ 255.252 Findings and intent
§ 255.253 Definitions; ss. 255.251-255.2575
§ 255.254 No facility constructed or leased without life-cycle costs
§ 255.255 Life-cycle costs
§ 255.256 Energy performance index
§ 255.257 Energy management; buildings occupied by state agencies
§ 255.2575 Energy-efficient and sustainable buildings
§ 255.259 Florida-friendly landscaping on public property
§ 255.28 Department authority to acquire land with or for facility thereon
§ 255.29 Construction contracts; department rules
§ 255.30 Fixed capital outlay projects; department rules; delegation of supervisory authority; delegation of responsibility for accounting records
§ 255.31 Authority to the Department of Management Services to manage construction projects for state and local governments
§ 255.32 State construction management contracting
§ 255.40 Use of asbestos in new public buildings or buildings newly constructed for lease to governmental entities; prohibition
§ 255.45 Correction of firesafety violations in certain state-owned property
§ 255.451 Electronic firesafety and security system
§ 255.501 Building and Facilities Act; short title
§ 255.502 Definitions; ss. 255.501-255.525
§ 255.503 Powers of the Department of Management Services
§ 255.504 Use of facilities
§ 255.505 Creation of the pool
§ 255.506 Facilities in pool
§ 255.507 Determination of qualified facilities
§ 255.508 Participation in pool
§ 255.509 Request for advisory statement
§ 255.51 Determination of rental rates
§ 255.511 Factors to be considered in establishing rental rates
§ 255.513 Powers of the Division of Bond Finance and the Department of Management Services
§ 255.514 Division of Bond Finance; revenue bonds
§ 255.515 Issuance of obligations by the division
§ 255.516 Security for payment of obligations
§ 255.517 Anticipation obligations
§ 255.518 Obligations; purpose, terms, approval, limitations
§ 255.519 Variable rate obligations
§ 255.52 Approval by State Board of Administration
§ 255.521 Failure of payment
§ 255.522 State and political subdivisions not liable on obligations
§ 255.523 Exemption from taxes
§ 255.524 Obligations issued constitute legal investments
§ 255.525 Inconsistent provisions of other laws superseded
§ 255.5576 Consideration of energy-efficient materials; high-energy lighting
§ 255.60 Special contracts with charitable or not-for-profit organizations

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 255 - Public Property and Publicly Owned Buildings

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Budget authority: Authority provided by law to enter into obligations that will result in outlays of Federal funds. Budget authority may be classified by the period of availability (one-year, multiyear, no-year), by the timing of congressional action (current or permanent), or by the manner of determining the amount available (definite or indefinite).
  • 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.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • 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.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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