§ 288.0001 Economic Development Programs Evaluation
§ 288.001 The Florida Small Business Development Center Network
§ 288.005 Definitions
§ 288.006 General operation of loan programs
§ 288.012 State of Florida international offices
§ 288.017 Cooperative advertising matching grants program
§ 288.018 Regional Rural Development Grants Program
§ 288.019 Rural considerations in grant review and evaluation processes
§ 288.021 Economic development liaison
§ 288.0251 International development outreach activities in Latin America and Caribbean Basin
§ 288.035 Economic development activities
§ 288.037 Department of State; agreement with county tax collector
§ 288.041 Solar energy industry; legislative findings and policy; promotional activities
§ 288.0415 Solar energy; advancement; economic development strategy
§ 288.046 Quick-response training; legislative intent
§ 288.047 Quick-response training for economic development
§ 288.061 Economic development incentive application process
§ 288.065 Rural Community Development Revolving Loan Fund
§ 288.0655 Rural Infrastructure Fund
§ 288.0656 Rural Economic Development Initiative
§ 288.06561 Reduction or waiver of financial match requirements
§ 288.0657 Florida rural economic development strategy grants
§ 288.0658 Nature-based recreation; promotion and other assistance by Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
§ 288.0659 Local Government Distressed Area Matching Grant Program
§ 288.075 Confidentiality of records
§ 288.076 Return on investment reporting for economic development programs
§ 288.095 Economic Development Trust Fund
§ 288.101 Florida Job Growth Grant Fund
§ 288.1045 Qualified defense contractor and space flight business tax refund program
§ 288.106 Tax refund program for qualified target industry businesses
§ 288.107 Brownfield redevelopment bonus refunds
§ 288.108 High-impact business
§ 288.1081 Economic Gardening Business Loan Pilot Program
§ 288.1082 Economic Gardening Technical Assistance Pilot Program
§ 288.1088 Quick Action Closing Fund
§ 288.1089 Innovation Incentive Program
§ 288.1097 Qualified job training organizations; certification; duties
§ 288.111 Information concerning local manufacturing development programs
§ 288.1162 Professional sports franchises; duties
§ 288.11621 Spring training baseball franchises
§ 288.11625 Sports development
§ 288.11631 Retention of Major League Baseball spring training baseball franchises
§ 288.1166 Professional sports facility; designation as shelter site for the homeless; establishment of local programs
§ 288.1167 Sports franchise contract provisions for food and beverage concession and contract awards to minority business enterprises
§ 288.1168 Professional golf hall of fame facility
§ 288.1169 International Game Fish Association World Center facility
§ 288.1171 Motorsports entertainment complex; definitions; certification; duties
§ 288.1175 Agriculture education and promotion facility
§ 288.1201 State Economic Enhancement and Development Trust Fund
§ 288.122 Tourism Promotional Trust Fund
§ 288.1226 Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation; use of property; board of directors; duties; audit
§ 288.12265 Welcome centers
§ 288.12266 Targeted Marketing Assistance Program
§ 288.124 Convention grants program
§ 288.125 Definition of “entertainment industry.”
§ 288.1251 Promotion and development of entertainment industry; Office of Film and Entertainment; creation; purpose; powers and duties
§ 288.1252 Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council; creation; purpose; membership; powers and duties
§ 288.1253 Travel and entertainment expenses
§ 288.1254 Entertainment industry financial incentive program
§ 288.1258 Entertainment industry qualified production companies; application procedure; categories; duties of the Department of Revenue; records and reports

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 288 > Part I - General Provisions

  • 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.
  • Ancillary administration: Probate administration of property (usually real property) owned in a State other than the one in which the decedent had his (her) principal residence at the time of death.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Charitable purpose: means a function or service which is of such a community service that its discontinuance could legally result in the allocation of public funds for the continuance of the function or service. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Couple: means a husband and wife legally married under the laws of any state or territorial possession of the United States or of any foreign country. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Department of Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 288.005
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Economic benefits: means the direct, indirect, and induced gains in state revenues as a percentage of the state's investment. See Florida Statutes 288.005
  • Educational institution: means a federal, state, parochial, church, or private school, college, or university conducting regular classes and courses of study required for eligibility to certification by, accreditation to, or membership in the State Department of Education of Florida, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or the Florida Council of Independent Schools; a nonprofit private school the principal activity of which is conducting regular classes and courses of study accepted for continuing postgraduate dental education credit by a board of the Division of Medical Quality Assurance; educational direct-support organizations created pursuant to ss. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • Enterprise zone: means an area designated as an enterprise zone pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • 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.
  • Ex-servicemember: means any person who has served as a member of the United States Armed Forces on active duty or state active duty, a member of the Florida National Guard, or a member of the United States Reserve Forces. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, unless otherwise stated. See Florida Statutes 288.005
  • Expansion of an existing business: means :
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Gross income: means all income from whatever source derived, including, but not limited to, the following items, whether actually owned by or received by, or not received by but available to, any person or couple: earned income, income from investments, gains derived from dealings in property, interest, rents, royalties, dividends, annuities, income from retirement plans, pensions, trusts, estates and inheritances, and direct and indirect gifts. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • 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.
  • Hospital: means an institution which possesses a valid license granted under chapter 395 on January 1 of the year for which exemption from ad valorem taxation is requested. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • 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
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • 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
  • Jobs: means full-time equivalent positions, including, but not limited to, positions obtained from a temporary employment agency or employee leasing company or through a union agreement or coemployment under a professional employer organization agreement, which result directly from a project in this state. See Florida Statutes 288.005
  • 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.
  • Loan administrator: means an entity statutorily eligible to receive state funds and authorized by the department to make loans under a loan program. See Florida Statutes 288.005
  • Loan program: means a program established in this chapter to provide appropriated funds to an eligible entity to further a specific state purpose for a limited period of time and with a requirement that such appropriated funds be repaid to the state. See Florida Statutes 288.005
  • 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.
  • New business: means :
  • 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
  • Omitted taxes: means those taxes which have not been extended on the tax roll against a parcel of property after the property has been placed upon the list of lands available for taxes pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 197.102
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owned by the lessee: as used in this chapter does not include personal property, buildings, or other real property improvements used for the administration, operation, business offices and activities related specifically thereto in connection with the conduct of an aircraft full service fixed based operation which provides goods and services to the general aviation public in the promotion of air commerce provided that the real property is designated as an aviation area on an airport layout plan approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • 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.
  • Permanent residence: means that place where a person has his or her true, fixed, and permanent home and principal establishment to which, whenever absent, he or she has the intention of returning. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • Permanent resident: means a person who has established a permanent residence as defined in subsection (17). See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • 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.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real estate used and owned as a homestead: means real property to the extent provided in…. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • 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.
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tax certificate: means a paper or electronic legal document, representing unpaid delinquent real property taxes, non-ad valorem assessments, including special assessments, interest, and related costs and charges, issued in accordance with this chapter against a specific parcel of real property and becoming a first lien thereon, superior to all other liens, except as provided by…. See Florida Statutes 197.102
  • Tax notice: means the paper or electronic tax bill sent to taxpayers for payment of any taxes or special assessments collected pursuant to this chapter, or the bill sent to taxpayers for payment of the total of ad valorem taxes and non-ad valorem assessments collected pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 197.102
  • taxpayer: includes the taxpayer's family or any entity in which the taxpayer or taxpayer's family has any interest. See Florida Statutes 197.502
  • Totally and permanently disabled person: means a person who is currently certified by two licensed physicians of this state who are professionally unrelated, by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor, or by the Social Security Administration, to be totally and permanently disabled. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • 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
  • Use: means the exercise of any right or power over real or personal property incident to the ownership of the property. See Florida Statutes 196.012
  • 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