§ 257.01 State Library; creation; administration
§ 257.015 Definitions
§ 257.02 State Library Council
§ 257.031 State Librarian; appointment and duties
§ 257.04 Publications, pictures, and other documents received to constitute part of State Library; powers and duties of Division of Library and Information Services
§ 257.05 State Publications Program
§ 257.105 State publications; copies to Library of Congress
§ 257.12 Division of Library and Information Services authorized to accept and expend federal funds
§ 257.14 Division of Library and Information Services; rules
§ 257.15 Division of Library and Information Services; standards
§ 257.16 Reports
§ 257.17 Operating grants
§ 257.171 Multicounty libraries
§ 257.172 Multicounty library grants
§ 257.18 Equalization grants
§ 257.191 Construction grants
§ 257.192 Program grants
§ 257.193 Community Libraries in Caring Program
§ 257.195 Revenue shortfalls; procedures
§ 257.21 Maximum grants allowable
§ 257.22 Division of Library and Information Services; allocation of funds
§ 257.23 Application for grant
§ 257.24 Use of funds
§ 257.25 Free library service
§ 257.261 Library registration and circulation records
§ 257.28 Compact
§ 257.29 Compliance with local laws
§ 257.30 State library agency
§ 257.31 Appropriations
§ 257.32 Compact administrator
§ 257.33 Notices
§ 257.34 Florida International Archive and Repository
§ 257.35 Florida State Archives
§ 257.36 Records and information management
§ 257.37 Legislative intent
§ 257.375 Records Management Trust Fund
§ 257.38 Manuscripts or other archival material; public records exemption
§ 257.40 Library cooperatives; legislative intent
§ 257.41 Library cooperatives; organization; receipt of state moneys
§ 257.42 Library cooperative grants
§ 257.43 Citizen support organization; use of state administrative services and property; audit

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 257 - Public Libraries and State Archives

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Depository library: means a library that has been designated as a depository for receiving state publications in accordance with…. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the Division of Library and Information Services of the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of State. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • State Librarian: means the person appointed by the secretary as the director of the Division of Library and Information Services pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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