§ 316.001 Short title
§ 316.002 Purpose
§ 316.003 Definitions
§ 316.006 Jurisdiction
§ 316.007 Provisions uniform throughout state
§ 316.0075 Operator use of commercial mobile radio services and electronic communications devices
§ 316.0076 Regulation and use of cameras
§ 316.008 Powers of local authorities
§ 316.0081 Request regarding traffic signals or other traffic control devices
§ 316.0083 Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Program; administration; report
§ 316.00831 Distribution of penalties collected under s. 316.0083(1)(b)
§ 316.0085 Skateboarding; inline skating; freestyle or mountain and off-road bicycling; paintball; definitions; liability
§ 316.027 Crash involving death or personal injuries
§ 316.0271 Yellow dot critical motorist medical information program; yellow dot decal, folder, and information form
§ 316.061 Crashes involving damage to vehicle or property
§ 316.062 Duty to give information and render aid
§ 316.063 Duty upon damaging unattended vehicle or other property
§ 316.064 When driver unable to report
§ 316.065 Crashes; reports; penalties
§ 316.066 Written reports of crashes
§ 316.067 False reports
§ 316.068 Crash report forms
§ 316.069 State to tabulate and analyze crash reports
§ 316.070 Exchange of information at scene of crash
§ 316.071 Disabled vehicles obstructing traffic
§ 316.072 Obedience to and effect of traffic laws
§ 316.073 Applicability to animals and animal-drawn vehicles
§ 316.074 Obedience to and required traffic control devices
§ 316.0741 High-occupancy-vehicle lanes
§ 316.0745 Uniform signals and devices
§ 316.07456 Transitional implementation
§ 316.0747 Sale or purchase of traffic control devices by nongovernmental entities; prohibitions
§ 316.075 Traffic control signal devices
§ 316.0755 Pedestrian control signals
§ 316.076 Flashing signals
§ 316.0765 Lane direction control signals
§ 316.077 Display of unauthorized signs, signals or markings
§ 316.0775 Interference with official traffic control devices or railroad signs or signals
§ 316.0776 Traffic infraction detectors; placement and installation
§ 316.0777 Automated license plate recognition systems; public records exemption
§ 316.0778 Automated license plate recognition systems; records retention
§ 316.078 Detour signs to be respected
§ 316.079 Duty to yield to highway construction workers
§ 316.08 Requirements of flagpersons
§ 316.081 Driving on right side of roadway; exceptions
§ 316.0815 Duty to yield to public transit vehicles
§ 316.0817 Loading and unloading of bus passengers
§ 316.082 Passing vehicles proceeding in opposite directions
§ 316.0825 Vehicle approaching an animal
§ 316.083 Overtaking and passing a vehicle
§ 316.084 When overtaking on the right is permitted
§ 316.085 Limitations on overtaking, passing, changing lanes and changing course
§ 316.087 Further limitations on driving to left of center of roadway
§ 316.0875 No-passing zones
§ 316.088 One-way roadways and rotary traffic islands
§ 316.089 Driving on roadways laned for traffic
§ 316.0895 Following too closely
§ 316.0896 Assistive truck platooning technology pilot project
§ 316.0898 Florida Smart City Challenge Grant Program
§ 316.090 Driving on divided highways
§ 316.091 Limited access facilities; interstate highways; use restricted
§ 316.1001 Payment of toll on toll facilities required; penalties
§ 316.121 Vehicles approaching or entering intersections
§ 316.122 Vehicle turning left
§ 316.123 Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection
§ 316.1235 Vehicle approaching intersection in which traffic lights are inoperative
§ 316.125 Vehicle entering highway from private road or driveway or emerging from alley, driveway or building
§ 316.126 Operation of vehicles and actions of pedestrians on approach of an authorized emergency, sanitation, or utility service vehicle
§ 316.130 Pedestrians; traffic regulations
§ 316.1301 Traffic regulations to assist blind persons
§ 316.1303 Traffic regulations to assist mobility-impaired persons
§ 316.1305 Fishing from state road bridges
§ 316.1355 Driving through safety zone prohibited
§ 316.151 Required position and method of turning at intersections
§ 316.1515 Limitations on turning around
§ 316.152 Turning on curve or crest of grade prohibited
§ 316.154 Starting parked vehicle
§ 316.155 When signal required
§ 316.156 Signals by hand and arm or signal lamps
§ 316.157 Method of giving hand and arm signals
§ 316.1575 Obedience to traffic control devices at railroad-highway grade crossings
§ 316.1576 Insufficient clearance at a railroad-highway grade crossing
§ 316.1577 Employer responsibility for violations pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossings
§ 316.159 Certain vehicles to stop or slow at all railroad grade crossings
§ 316.170 Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings
§ 316.171 Traffic control devices at railroad-highway grade crossings
§ 316.172 Traffic to stop for school bus
§ 316.183 Unlawful speed
§ 316.185 Special hazards
§ 316.187 Establishment of state speed zones
§ 316.189 Establishment of municipal and county speed zones
§ 316.1893 Establishment of enhanced penalty zones; designation
§ 316.1895 Establishment of school speed zones, enforcement; designation
§ 316.1905 Electrical, mechanical, or other speed calculating devices; power of arrest; evidence
§ 316.1906 Radar speed-measuring devices; evidence, admissibility
§ 316.191 Racing on highways
§ 316.192 Reckless driving
§ 316.1923 Aggressive careless driving
§ 316.1925 Careless driving
§ 316.1926 Additional offenses
§ 316.193 Driving under the influence; penalties
§ 316.1932 Tests for alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances; implied consent; refusal
§ 316.1933 Blood test for impairment or intoxication in cases of death or serious bodily injury; right to use reasonable force
§ 316.1934 Presumption of impairment; testing methods
§ 316.1935 Fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer; aggravated fleeing or eluding
§ 316.1936 Possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages in vehicles prohibited; penalties
§ 316.1937 Ignition interlock devices, requiring; unlawful acts
§ 316.1938 Ignition interlock devices, certification; warning label
§ 316.1939 Refusal to submit to testing; penalties
§ 316.194 Stopping, standing or parking outside of municipalities
§ 316.1945 Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places
§ 316.195 Additional parking regulations
§ 316.1951 Parking for certain purposes prohibited; sale of motor vehicles; prohibited acts
§ 316.1955 Enforcement of parking requirements for persons who have disabilities
§ 316.1957 Parking violations; designated parking spaces for persons who have disabilities
§ 316.1958 Out-of-state vehicles bearing identification of issuance to persons who have disabilities
§ 316.1959 Handicapped parking enforcement
§ 316.1964 Exemption of vehicles transporting certain persons who have disabilities from payment of parking fees and penalties
§ 316.1965 Parking near rural mailbox during certain hours; penalties
§ 316.1967 Liability for payment of parking ticket violations and other parking violations
§ 316.1974 Funeral procession right-of-way and liability
§ 316.1975 Unattended motor vehicle
§ 316.1985 Limitations on backing
§ 316.1995 Driving upon sidewalk or bicycle path
§ 316.2004 Obstruction to driver’s view or driving mechanism.
§ 316.2005 Opening and closing vehicle doors
§ 316.2014 Riding in house trailers
§ 316.2015 Unlawful for person to ride on exterior of vehicle
§ 316.2025 Following fire apparatus prohibited
§ 316.2034 Crossing fire hose
§ 316.2035 Injurious substances prohibited; dragging vehicle or load; obstructing, digging, etc
§ 316.2044 Removal of injurious substances
§ 316.2045 Obstruction of public streets, highways, and roads
§ 316.2051 Certain vehicles prohibited on hard-surfaced roads
§ 316.2055 Motor vehicles, throwing advertising materials in
§ 316.2061 Stop when traffic obstructed
§ 316.2065 Bicycle regulations
§ 316.2068 Electric personal assistive mobility devices; regulations
§ 316.2069 Commercial megacycles
§ 316.2071 Personal delivery devices
§ 316.2074 All-terrain vehicles
§ 316.208 Motorcycles and mopeds
§ 316.2085 Riding on motorcycles or mopeds
§ 316.209 Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic
§ 316.2095 Footrests, handholds, and handlebars
§ 316.211 Equipment for motorcycle and moped riders
§ 316.212 Operation of golf carts on certain roadways
§ 316.2122 Operation of a low-speed vehicle or mini truck on certain roadways
§ 316.2123 Operation of an ATV on certain roadways
§ 316.2124 Motorized disability access vehicles
§ 316.2125 Operation of golf carts within a retirement community
§ 316.2126 Authorized use of golf carts, low-speed vehicles, and utility vehicles
§ 316.21265 Use of all-terrain vehicles, golf carts, low-speed vehicles, or utility vehicles by law enforcement agencies
§ 316.2127 Operation of utility vehicles on certain roadways by homeowners’ associations.
§ 316.2128 Operation of motorized scooters and miniature motorcycles; requirements for sales
§ 316.2129 Operation of swamp buggies on public roads, streets, or highways authorized
§ 316.215 Scope and effect of regulations
§ 316.216 Authority of department with reference to lighting devices
§ 316.217 When lighted lamps are required
§ 316.220 Headlamps on motor vehicles
§ 316.221 Taillamps
§ 316.222 Stop lamps and turn signals
§ 316.2225 Additional equipment required on certain vehicles
§ 316.224 Color of clearance lamps, identification lamps, side marker lamps, backup lamps, reflectors, and deceleration lights
§ 316.225 Mounting of reflectors, clearance lamps and side marker lamps
§ 316.226 Visibility requirements for reflectors, clearance lamps, identification lamps and marker lamps
§ 316.227 Obstructed lights not required
§ 316.228 Lamps or flags on projecting load
§ 316.229 Lamps on parked vehicles
§ 316.2295 Lamps, reflectors and emblems on farm tractors, farm equipment and implements of husbandry
§ 316.231 Lamps on other vehicles and equipment
§ 316.233 Spot lamps and auxiliary lamps
§ 316.234 Signal lamps and signal devices
§ 316.235 Additional lighting equipment
§ 316.237 Multiple-beam road-lighting equipment
§ 316.238 Use of multiple-beam road-lighting equipment
§ 316.2385 Requirements for use of lower beam
§ 316.239 Single-beam road-lighting equipment
§ 316.2395 Motor vehicles; minimum headlamp requirement
§ 316.2396 Number of driving lamps required or permitted
§ 316.2397 Certain lights prohibited; exceptions
§ 316.2398 Display or use of red warning signals; motor vehicles of volunteer firefighters or medical staff
§ 316.2399 Special warning lights for buses or taxicabs
§ 316.240 Standards for lights on highway maintenance and service equipment
§ 316.241 Selling or using lamps or equipment
§ 316.242 Revocation of certificate of approval on lighting devices
§ 316.251 Maximum bumper heights
§ 316.252 Splash and spray suppressant devices
§ 316.253 Vehicles used to sell ice cream and other confections; display of warnings required
§ 316.261 Brake equipment required
§ 316.262 Performance ability of motor vehicle brakes
§ 316.263 Maintenance of brakes
§ 316.267 Brakes on electric-powered vehicles
§ 316.271 Horns and warning devices
§ 316.272 Exhaust systems, prevention of noise
§ 316.293 Motor vehicle noise
§ 316.2935 Air pollution control equipment; tampering prohibited; penalty
§ 316.2937 Motor vehicle emissions standards
§ 316.294 Mirrors
§ 316.2951 Motor vehicle windows; definitions
§ 316.2952 Windshields; requirements; restrictions
§ 316.2953 Side windows; restrictions on sunscreening material
§ 316.2954 Windows behind the driver; restrictions on sunscreening material
§ 316.29545 Window sunscreening exclusions; medical exemption; certain law enforcement vehicles and private investigative service vehicles exempt
§ 316.2955 Window sunscreening material; compliance labeling; tolerances
§ 316.2956 Violation of provisions relating to windshields, windows, and sunscreening material; penalties
§ 316.2957 Exemption for motor vehicle manufacturers
§ 316.299 Rough surfaced wheels prohibited
§ 316.300 Certain vehicles to carry flares or other devices
§ 316.301 Display of warning lights and devices when vehicle is stopped or disabled
§ 316.302 Commercial motor vehicles; safety regulations; transporters and shippers of hazardous materials; enforcement
§ 316.3025 Penalties
§ 316.3026 Unlawful operation of motor carriers
§ 316.303 Television receivers
§ 316.304 Wearing of headsets
§ 316.3045 Operation of radios or other mechanical soundmaking devices or instruments in vehicles; exemptions
§ 316.305 Wireless communications devices; prohibition
§ 316.400 Headlamps
§ 316.405 Motorcycle headlights to be turned on
§ 316.410 Taillamps
§ 316.415 Reflectors
§ 316.420 Stop lamps
§ 316.425 Lamps on parked motorcycles
§ 316.430 Multiple-beam road-lighting equipment
§ 316.435 Lighting equipment for motor-driven cycles
§ 316.440 Brake equipment required
§ 316.445 Performance ability of motorcycle brakes
§ 316.450 Brakes on motor-driven cycles
§ 316.455 Other equipment
§ 316.46 Equipment regulations for mopeds
§ 316.500 Exceeding weight and length; penalties
§ 316.510 Projecting loads on passenger vehicles
§ 316.515 Maximum width, height, length
§ 316.516 Width, height, and length; inspection; penalties
§ 316.520 Loads on vehicles
§ 316.525 Requirements for vehicles hauling loads
§ 316.530 Towing requirements
§ 316.535 Maximum weights
§ 316.545 Weight and load unlawful; special fuel and motor fuel tax enforcement; inspection; penalty; review
§ 316.550 Operations not in conformity with law; special permits
§ 316.555 Weight, load, speed limits may be lowered; condition precedent
§ 316.560 Damage to highways; liability of driver and owner
§ 316.565 Emergency transportation, perishable food; establishment of weight loads, etc
§ 316.600 Health and sanitation hazards
§ 316.605 Licensing of vehicles
§ 316.610 Safety of vehicle; inspection
§ 316.6105 Violations involving operation of motor vehicle in unsafe condition or without required equipment; procedure for disposition
§ 316.611 Tandem trailer equipment and use
§ 316.613 Child restraint requirements
§ 316.6131 Educational expenditures
§ 316.6135 Leaving children unattended or unsupervised in motor vehicles; penalty; authority of law enforcement officer
§ 316.614 Safety belt usage
§ 316.6145 School buses; safety belts or other restraint systems required
§ 316.6146 Transportation of private school students on public school buses and public school students on private school buses; agreement
§ 316.615 School buses; physical requirements of drivers
§ 316.622 Farm labor vehicles
§ 316.635 Courts having jurisdiction over traffic violations; powers relating to custody and detention of minors
§ 316.640 Enforcement
§ 316.645 Arrest authority of officer at scene of a traffic crash
§ 316.646 Security required; proof of security and display thereof
§ 316.650 Traffic citations
§ 316.655 Penalties
§ 316.656 Mandatory adjudication; prohibition against accepting plea to lesser included offense
§ 316.660 Disposition of fines and forfeitures collected for violations; reporting requirement
§ 316.70 Nonpublic sector buses; safety rules
§ 316.72 Buses simulating school buses in color and insignia; conditions of use
§ 316.75 School crossing guards
§ 316.80 Unlawful conveyance of fuel; obtaining fuel fraudulently
§ 316.85 Autonomous vehicles; operation
§ 316.86 Exemption from liability for manufacturer when third party converts vehicle
§ 316.87 Nonemergency medical transportation services

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 316

  • Administrative Procedures Committee: means a committee 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 88.6011
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • agent: means a person charged by the entity with the responsibility of navigating and operating the personal delivery device. See Florida Statutes 403.075
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • 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.
  • autonomous technology: means technology installed on a motor vehicle that has the capability to drive the vehicle on which the technology is installed without the active control or monitoring by a human operator. See Florida Statutes 403.075
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biological waste: means solid waste that causes or has the capability of causing disease or infection and includes, but is not limited to, biomedical waste, diseased or dead animals, and other wastes capable of transmitting pathogens to humans or animals. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Biomedical waste: means any solid waste or liquid waste that may present a threat of infection to humans. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Clean debris: means any solid waste that is virtually inert, that is not a pollution threat to groundwater or surface waters, that is not a fire hazard, and that is likely to retain its physical and chemical structure under expected conditions of disposal or use. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Closure: means the cessation of operation of a solid waste management facility and the act of securing such facility so that it will pose no significant threat to human health or the environment and includes long-term monitoring and maintenance of a facility if required by department rule. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • 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.
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Construction and demolition debris: means discarded materials generally considered to be not water-soluble and nonhazardous in nature, including, but not limited to, steel, glass, brick, concrete, asphalt roofing material, pipe, gypsum wallboard, and lumber, from the construction or destruction of a structure as part of a construction or demolition project or from the renovation of a structure, and includes rocks, soils, tree remains, trees, and other vegetative matter that normally results from land clearing or land development operations for a construction project, including such debris from construction of structures at a site remote from the construction or demolition project site. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • 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.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 403.281
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection or any successor agency performing a like function. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • 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:
  • Disposal: means the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste or hazardous waste into or upon any land or water so that such solid waste or hazardous waste or any constituent thereof may enter other lands or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including groundwaters, or otherwise enter the environment. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gasification: means a process through which post-use polymers are heated and converted to synthesis gas in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere, and then converted to crude oil, fuels, or chemical feedstocks. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Generation: means the act or process of producing solid or hazardous waste. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guarantor: means any person, other than the owner or operator, who provides evidence of financial responsibility for an owner or operator under this part. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • 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.
  • Hazardous substance: means any substance that is defined as a hazardous substance in the United States Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 94 Stat. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Hazardous waste: means solid waste, or a combination of solid wastes, which, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics, may cause, or significantly contribute to, an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness or may pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly transported, disposed of, stored, treated, or otherwise managed. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Hazardous waste facility: means any building, site, structure, or equipment at or by which hazardous waste is disposed of, stored, or treated. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Hazardous waste management: means the systematic control of the collection, source separation, storage, transportation, processing, treatment, recovery, recycling, and disposal of hazardous waste. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • impound: means the act of storing a vehicle at a storage facility pursuant to an order of impoundment or immobilization under subsection (6) where the person impounding the vehicle exercises control, supervision, and responsibility over the vehicle. See Florida Statutes 403.512
  • 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
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • 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.
  • Land disposal: means any placement of hazardous waste in or on the land and includes, but is not limited to, placement in a landfill, surface impoundment, waste pile, injection well, land treatment facility, salt bed formation, salt dome formation, or underground mine or cave, or placement in a concrete vault or bunker intended for disposal purposes. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Landfill: means any solid waste land disposal area for which a permit, other than a general permit, is required by…. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • 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
  • 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 88.6011
  • 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.
  • Manifest: means the recordkeeping system used for identifying the concentration, quantity, composition, origin, routing, and destination of hazardous waste during its transportation from the point of generation to the point of disposal, storage, or treatment. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Materials recovery facility: means a solid waste management facility that provides for the extraction from solid waste of recyclable materials, materials suitable for use as a fuel or soil amendment, or any combination of such materials. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • natural barrier: when used with reference to the possession of real estate includes any cliff, river, sea, gulf, lake, slough, marsh, swamp, bay, lagoon, creek, saw grass area, or the like. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • nighttime: means at any other hour. See Florida Statutes 403.075
  • 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 88.6011
  • 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 88.6011
  • Person: includes any public or private corporation. See Florida Statutes 403.281
  • Person: means any individual, firm, company, agency, organization, partnership, corporation, association, trust, or other business entity of any kind whatsoever. See Florida Statutes 403.512
  • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm, or association; any municipal or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this state or any other state; any county of this state; and any governmental agency of this state or the Federal Government. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • 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 88.6011
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Processing: means any technique designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any solid waste so as to render it safe for transport; amenable to recovery, storage, or recycling; safe for disposal; or reduced in volume or concentration. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Pyrolysis: means a process through which post-use polymers are heated in the absence of oxygen until melted and thermally decomposed, and then cooled, condensed, and converted to any of the following:
    (a) Crude oil, diesel, gasoline, home heating oil, or another fuel. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Pyrolysis facility: means a facility that receives, separates, stores, and converts post-use polymers, using gasification or pyrolysis. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • 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.
  • Recovered materials: means metal, paper, glass, plastic, textile, or rubber materials that have known recycling potential, can be feasibly recycled, and have been diverted and source separated or have been removed from the solid waste stream for sale, use, or reuse as raw materials, whether or not the materials require subsequent processing or separation from each other, but the term does not include materials destined for any use that constitutes disposal. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Recovered materials processing facility: means a facility engaged solely in the storage, processing, resale, or reuse of recovered materials. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Recyclable material: means those materials that are capable of being recycled and that would otherwise be processed or disposed of as solid waste. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Recycling: means any process by which solid waste, or materials that would otherwise become solid waste, are collected, separated, or processed and reused or returned to use in the form of raw materials or intermediate or final products. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • 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.
  • Resource recovery: means the process of recovering materials or energy from solid waste, excluding those materials or solid waste under the control of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • roadway: refers to any such roadway separately, but not to all such roadways collectively. See Florida Statutes 403.075
  • school: includes all preelementary, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools. See Florida Statutes 403.075
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Sludge: includes the accumulated solids, residues, and precipitates generated as a result of waste treatment or processing, including wastewater treatment, water supply treatment, or operation of an air pollution control facility, and mixed liquids and solids pumped from septic tanks, grease traps, privies, or similar waste disposal appurtenances. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Solid waste: means sludge unregulated under the federal Clean Water Act or Clean Air Act, sludge from a waste treatment works, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility, or garbage, rubbish, refuse, special waste, or other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material resulting from domestic, industrial, commercial, mining, agricultural, or governmental operations. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Solid waste disposal facility: means any solid waste management facility that is the final resting place for solid waste, including landfills and incineration facilities that produce ash from the process of incinerating municipal solid waste. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Solid waste management: means the process by which solid waste is collected, transported, stored, separated, processed, or disposed of in any other way according to an orderly, purposeful, and planned program, which includes closure. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Solid waste management facility: means any solid waste disposal area, volume reduction plant, transfer station, materials recovery facility, or other facility, the purpose of which is resource recovery or the disposal, recycling, processing, or storage of solid waste. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Source separated: means that the recovered materials are separated from solid waste at the location where the recovered materials and solid waste are generated. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Special wastes: means solid wastes that can require special handling and management, including, but not limited to, white goods, waste tires, used oil, lead-acid batteries, construction and demolition debris, ash residue, yard trash, and biological wastes. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Storage: means the containment or holding of a hazardous waste, either on a temporary basis or for a period of years, in such a manner as not to constitute disposal of such hazardous waste. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • substance abuse: means the abuse of alcohol or any substance named or described in Schedules I through V of…. See Florida Statutes 403.512
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Transport: means the movement of hazardous waste from the point of generation or point of entry into the state to any offsite intermediate points and to the point of offsite ultimate disposal, storage, treatment, or exit from the state. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Treatment: when used in connection with hazardous waste, means any method, technique, or process, including neutralization, which is designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any hazardous waste so as to neutralize it or render it nonhazardous, safe for transport, amenable to recovery, amenable to storage or disposal, or reduced in volume or concentration. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • White goods: includes discarded air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, and other similar domestic and commercial large appliances. See Florida Statutes 403.703
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • 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 88.6011
  • Yard trash: means vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance and land clearing operations and includes associated rocks and soils. See Florida Statutes 403.703