§ 320.01 Definitions, general
§ 320.0104 Legislative intent with respect to implementation of chapter
§ 320.011 Administration and enforcement; rules
§ 320.015 Taxation of mobile homes
§ 320.02 Registration required; application for registration; forms
§ 320.023 Requests to establish voluntary checkoff on motor vehicle registration application
§ 320.025 Registration certificate and license plate or decal issued under fictitious name; application
§ 320.03 Registration; duties of tax collectors; International Registration Plan
§ 320.031 Mailing of registration certificates, license plates, and validation stickers
§ 320.04 Registration service charge
§ 320.05 Records of the department; inspection procedure; lists and searches; fees
§ 320.055 Registration periods; renewal periods
§ 320.06 Registration certificates, license plates, and validation stickers generally
§ 320.0601 Lease and rental car companies; identification of vehicles as for-hire
§ 320.0605 Certificate of registration; possession required; exception
§ 320.0607 Replacement license plates, validation decal, or mobile home sticker
§ 320.0609 Transfer and exchange of registration license plates; transfer fee
§ 320.061 Unlawful to alter motor vehicle registration certificates, license plates, temporary license plates, mobile home stickers, or validation stickers or to obscure license plates; penalty
§ 320.0655 Permanent license plates for governmental entities and volunteer fire departments
§ 320.0657 Permanent registration; fleet license plates
§ 320.0659 Permanent registration of trailer for hire and semitrailers
§ 320.07 Expiration of registration; renewal required; penalties
§ 320.0705 Semiannual registration or renewal for certain vehicles
§ 320.0706 Display of license plates on trucks
§ 320.071 Advance registration renewal; procedures
§ 320.0715 International Registration Plan; motor carrier services; permits; retention of records
§ 320.072 Additional fee imposed on certain motor vehicle registration transactions
§ 320.08 License taxes
§ 320.08001 Electric vehicles; license tax
§ 320.0801 Additional license tax on certain vehicles
§ 320.08015 License tax surcharge
§ 320.0802 Surcharge on license tax
§ 320.0803 Moped license plates
§ 320.08035 Persons who have disabilities; reduced dimension license plate
§ 320.0804 Surcharge on license tax
§ 320.08046 Juvenile programs surcharge on license tax
§ 320.08047 Voluntary contribution for organ and tissue donor education
§ 320.08048 Sample license plates
§ 320.0805 Personalized prestige license plates
§ 320.08053 Requirements for requests to establish specialty license plates
§ 320.08056 Specialty license plates
§ 320.08058 Specialty license plates
§ 320.08062 Audits and attestations required; annual use fees of specialty license plates
§ 320.08068 Motorcycle specialty license plates
§ 320.0807 Special license plates for Governor and federal and state legislators
§ 320.081 Collection and distribution of annual license tax imposed on the following type units
§ 320.0815 Mobile homes and recreational vehicle-type units required to have appropriate license plates or stickers
§ 320.0821 Wrecker license plates
§ 320.083 Amateur radio operators; special license plates; fees
§ 320.084 Free motor vehicle license plate to certain disabled veterans
§ 320.0841 Free motor vehicle license plates to members of Seminole and Miccosukee Indian Tribes
§ 320.0842 Free motor vehicle license plates to veterans who use wheelchairs
§ 320.0843 License plates for persons with disabilities eligible for permanent disabled parking permits
§ 320.0845 License plates for members of Paralyzed Veterans of America
§ 320.0846 Free motor vehicle license plates to active members of the Florida National Guard
§ 320.0847 Mini truck and low-speed vehicle license plates
§ 320.0848 Persons who have disabilities; issuance of disabled parking permits; temporary permits; permits for certain providers of transportation services to persons who have disabilities
§ 320.086 Ancient or antique motor vehicles; horseless carriage, antique, or historical license plates; former military vehicles
§ 320.0863 Custom vehicles and street rods; registration and license plates
§ 320.087 Intercity buses operated in interstate commerce; tax
§ 320.089 Veterans of the United States Armed Forces; members of National Guard; survivors of Pearl Harbor; Purple Heart medal recipients; active or retired United States Armed Forces reservists; Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Medical Badge, or Combat Action Badge r
§ 320.0891 U.S. Paratroopers license plate
§ 320.0892 Motor vehicle license plates for recipients of the Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or Air Force Cross
§ 320.0893 Motor vehicle license plates to recipients of the Medal of Honor
§ 320.0894 Motor vehicle license plates to Gold Star family members
§ 320.0898 Emergency service special registration plates; fee; penalty
§ 320.091 Vehicles held in trust; license plates
§ 320.10 Exemptions
§ 320.102 Marine boat trailers owned by nonprofit organizations; exemptions
§ 320.105 Golf carts and utility vehicles; exemption
§ 320.13 Dealer and manufacturer license plates and alternative method of registration
§ 320.131 Temporary tags
§ 320.1316 Failure to surrender vehicle or vessel
§ 320.1325 Registration required for the temporarily employed
§ 320.133 Transporter license plates
§ 320.14 Fractional license tax
§ 320.15 Refund of license tax
§ 320.17 Classification of vehicles and mobile homes and assessment of license tax by department
§ 320.18 Withholding registration
§ 320.19 Tax lien; enforcement
§ 320.20 Disposition of license tax moneys
§ 320.203 Disposition of biennial license tax moneys
§ 320.23 Taxes declared compensatory
§ 320.26 Counterfeiting license plates, validation stickers, mobile home stickers, cab cards, trip permits, or special temporary operational permits prohibited; penalty
§ 320.261 Attaching registration license plate not assigned unlawful; penalty
§ 320.27 Motor vehicle dealers
§ 320.271 Used cars; removal of registration license plates
§ 320.273 Reinstatement of license of motor vehicle dealers
§ 320.275 Automobile Dealers Industry Advisory Board
§ 320.28 Nonresident dealers in secondhand motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, or mobile homes
§ 320.30 Penalty for violating s. 320.28
§ 320.31 Definitions covering ss. 320.28 and 320.30
§ 320.3201 Legislative intent
§ 320.3202 Definitions
§ 320.3203 Requirement for a written manufacturer/dealer agreement; area of sales responsibility
§ 320.3205 Termination, cancellation, and nonrenewal of a manufacturer/dealer agreement
§ 320.3206 Transfer of ownership; family succession
§ 320.3207 Warranty obligations
§ 320.3208 Inspection and rejection by the dealer
§ 320.3209 Coercion of dealer prohibited
§ 320.3210 Civil dispute resolution; mediation; relief
§ 320.3211 Penalties
§ 320.37 Registration not to apply to nonresidents
§ 320.371 Registration not to apply to certain manufacturers and others
§ 320.38 When nonresident exemption not allowed
§ 320.39 Reciprocal agreements for nonresident exemption
§ 320.405 International Registration Plan; inspection of records; hearings
§ 320.406 Estimate of amount of tax due and unpaid
§ 320.407 Suits for collection of unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest
§ 320.408 Departmental warrant for collection of unpaid taxes and penalties due from motor carriers
§ 320.409 Tax lien on property
§ 320.411 Officer’s sale of property or franchise.
§ 320.412 Department to furnish certificate of liens
§ 320.413 Discontinuance or transfer of business; change of address
§ 320.414 Restraining and enjoining violation
§ 320.415 Authority to inspect vehicles and seize property
§ 320.416 Cooperation of other state agencies in administration of law
§ 320.417 Foreclosure of liens
§ 320.51 Farm tractors and farm trailers exempt
§ 320.525 Port vehicles and equipment; definition; exemption
§ 320.535 Airport vehicles and equipment; definition; exemption
§ 320.57 Penalties for violations of this chapter
§ 320.571 Failure of person charged with misdemeanor under this chapter to comply with court-ordered directives; suspension of license
§ 320.58 License inspectors; powers, appointment
§ 320.60 Definitions for ss. 320.61-320.70
§ 320.605 Legislative intent
§ 320.61 Licenses required of motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors, importers, etc
§ 320.615 Agent for service of process
§ 320.62 Licenses; amount; disposition of proceeds
§ 320.63 Application for license; contents
§ 320.64 Denial, suspension, or revocation of license; grounds
§ 320.6403 Distributor agreements; obligations of manufacturer and importer
§ 320.6405 Franchise agreements; obligations of manufacturer and its agent
§ 320.6407 Recall notices under franchise agreements; compensation
§ 320.641 Discontinuations, cancellations, nonrenewals, modifications, and replacement of franchise agreements
§ 320.6412 Franchise termination based on fraud; standard of proof
§ 320.6415 Changes in plan or system of distribution
§ 320.642 Dealer licenses in areas previously served; procedure
§ 320.643 Transfer, assignment, or sale of franchise agreements
§ 320.644 Change of executive management control; objection by licensee; procedure
§ 320.645 Restriction upon ownership of dealership by licensee
§ 320.646 Consumer data protection
§ 320.664 Reinstatement of license
§ 320.67 Inspection of books or other documents of licensee
§ 320.68 Revocation of license held by firms or corporations
§ 320.69 Rules
§ 320.695 Injunction
§ 320.696 Warranty responsibility
§ 320.697 Civil damages
§ 320.6975 Procedures and remedies applicable to distributor agreements
§ 320.698 Civil fines; procedure
§ 320.699 Administrative hearings and adjudications; procedure
§ 320.69915 Severability
§ 320.6992 Application
§ 320.70 Penalties for violation
§ 320.701 Applicability of ch. 84-69
§ 320.71 Nonresident motor vehicle, mobile home, or recreational vehicle dealer’s license.
§ 320.77 License required of mobile home dealers
§ 320.771 License required of recreational vehicle dealers
§ 320.781 Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Protection Trust Fund
§ 320.822 Definitions; ss. 320.822-320.862
§ 320.8225 Mobile home and recreational vehicle manufacturer, distributor, and importer license
§ 320.823 Establishment of uniform mobile home standards
§ 320.8231 Establishment of uniform standards for recreational vehicle-type units and park trailers
§ 320.8232 Establishment of uniform standards for used recreational vehicles and repair and remodeling code for mobile homes
§ 320.824 Changes and modifications of standards
§ 320.8245 Limitation of alteration or modification to mobile homes or recreational vehicles
§ 320.8249 Mobile home installers license
§ 320.8251 Mobile home installation products; product approval
§ 320.8255 Mobile home inspection
§ 320.827 Label; procedures for issuance; certification; requirements
§ 320.8285 Onsite inspection
§ 320.830 Reciprocity
§ 320.831 Penalties
§ 320.832 Legislative intent
§ 320.8325 Mobile homes, manufactured homes, and park trailers; uniform installation standards; injunctions; penalty
§ 320.833 Retention, destruction, and reproduction of records; electronic retention
§ 320.8335 Disclosure of manner used in determining length of mobile homes
§ 320.834 Purpose
§ 320.835 Mobile home and recreational vehicle warranties
§ 320.836 Presenting warranty claim
§ 320.837 Warranty service
§ 320.838 Civil action
§ 320.839 Cumulative remedies
§ 320.840 Liquidated damages
§ 320.861 Inspection of records; production of evidence; subpoena power
§ 320.862 Revocation of license held by firms or corporations
§ 320.865 Maintenance of records by the department
§ 320.90 Notification of consumer’s rights.
§ 320.95 Transactions by electronic or telephonic means

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 320

  • Accepted: means that the agency has found that a report or data submitted by a health care facility or a health care provider contains all schedules and data required by the agency and has been prepared in the format specified by the agency, and otherwise conforms to applicable rule or Florida Hospital Uniform Reporting System manual requirements regarding reports in effect at the time such report was submitted, and the data are mathematically reasonable and accurate. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • 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.
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration, which is the licensing agency under this part. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • 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.
  • Anatomical board: means the anatomical board of the state headquartered at the University of Florida Health Science Center. See Florida Statutes 406.49
  • 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.
  • Applicant: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, association, or governmental entity that submits an application for a license to the agency. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • 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.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Authorizing statute: means the statute authorizing the licensed operation of a provider listed in…. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Case mix: means a calculated index for each health care facility or health care provider, based on patient data, reflecting the relative costliness of the mix of cases to that facility or provider compared to a state or national mix of cases. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Certification: means certification as a Medicare or Medicaid provider of the services that require licensure, or certification pursuant to the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA). See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • Change of ownership: means :
    (a) An event in which the licensee sells or otherwise transfers its ownership to a different individual or entity as evidenced by a change in federal employer identification number or taxpayer identification number; or
    (b) An event in which 51 percent or more of the ownership, shares, membership, or controlling interest of a licensee is in any manner transferred or otherwise assigned. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • 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.
  • Client: means any person receiving services from a provider listed in…. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • Commercial sexual exploitation: means the use of any person under the age of 18 years for sexual purposes in exchange for money, goods, or services or the promise of money, goods, or services. See Florida Statutes 409.016
  • 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.
  • Consumer: means any person other than a person who administers health activities, is a member of the governing body of a health care facility, provides health services, has a fiduciary interest in a health facility or other health agency or its affiliated entities, or has a material financial interest in the rendering of health services. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlling interest: means :
    (a) The applicant or licensee;
    (b) A person or entity that serves as an officer of, is on the board of directors of, or has a 5-percent or greater ownership interest in the applicant or licensee; or
    (c) A person or entity that serves as an officer of, is on the board of directors of, or has a 5-percent or greater ownership interest in the management company or other entity, related or unrelated, with which the applicant or licensee contracts to manage the provider. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • 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.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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 Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 403.281
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Freestanding: means that a health facility bills and receives revenue which is not directly subject to the hospital assessment for the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund as described in…. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • 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.
  • Health care facility: means an ambulatory surgical center, a hospice, a nursing home, a hospital, a diagnostic-imaging center, a freestanding or hospital-based therapy center, a clinical laboratory, a home health agency, a cardiac catheterization laboratory, a medical equipment supplier, an alcohol or chemical dependency treatment center, a physical rehabilitation center, a lithotripsy center, an ambulatory care center, a birth center, or a nursing home component licensed under chapter 400 within a continuing care facility licensed under chapter 651. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Health care provider: means a health care professional licensed under chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 460, chapter 461, chapter 463, chapter 464, chapter 465, chapter 466, part I, part III, part IV, part V, or part X of chapter 468, chapter 483, chapter 484, chapter 486, chapter 490, or chapter 491. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Health insurer: means any insurance company authorized to transact health insurance in the state, any insurance company authorized to transact health insurance or casualty insurance in the state that is offering a minimum premium plan or stop-loss coverage for any person or entity providing health care benefits, any self-insurance plan as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Home health agency: means an organization licensed under part III of chapter 400. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Hospice: means an organization licensed under part IV of chapter 400. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Hospital: means a health care institution licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration as a hospital under chapter 395. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • 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
  • Indigent person: means a person whose family income does not exceed 100 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines prescribed for the family's household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. See Florida Statutes 406.49
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • License: means any permit, registration, certificate, or license issued by the agency. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • Licensee: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, association, governmental entity, or other entity that is issued a permit, registration, certificate, or license by the agency. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • 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 health council: means the agency defined in…. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Moratorium: means a prohibition on the acceptance of new clients. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • New hospital: means a hospital in its initial year of operation as a licensed hospital and does not include any facility which has been in existence as a licensed hospital, regardless of changes in ownership, for over 1 calendar year. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • 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.
  • Nontransplant anatomical donation organization: means a tissue bank or other organization that facilitates nontransplant anatomical donation, including referral, obtaining informed consent or authorization, acquisition, traceability, transport, assessing donor acceptability, preparation, packaging, labeling, storage, release, evaluating intended use, distribution, and final disposition of nontransplant anatomical donations. See Florida Statutes 406.49
  • Nursing home: means a facility licensed under…. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • 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.
  • 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 88.6011
  • 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 88.6011
  • Operating expenses: means total expenses excluding income taxes. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • 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 any public or private corporation. See Florida Statutes 403.281
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • 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
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • 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.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prospective payment arrangement: means a financial agreement negotiated between a hospital and an insurer, health maintenance organization, preferred provider organization, or other third-party payor which contains, at a minimum, the elements provided for in…. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Provider: means any activity, service, agency, or facility regulated by the agency and listed in…. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • 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.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Relative: means an individual who is the father, mother, stepfather, stepmother, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, great-grandmother, great-grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister of a patient or client. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • 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.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Rural hospital: means an acute care hospital licensed under chapter 395, having 100 or fewer licensed beds and an emergency room, and which is:
    (a) The sole provider within a county with a population density of no greater than 100 persons per square mile;
    (b) An acute care hospital, in a county with a population density of no greater than 100 persons per square mile, which is at least 30 minutes of travel time, on normally traveled roads under normal traffic conditions, from another acute care hospital within the same county;
    (c) A hospital supported by a tax district or subdistrict whose boundaries encompass a population of 100 persons or fewer per square mile;
    (d) A hospital with a service area that has a population of 100 persons or fewer per square mile. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Department of Children and Families. See Florida Statutes 409.016
  • service area: means the fewest number of zip codes that account for 75 percent of the hospital's discharges for the most recent 5-year period, based on information available from the hospital inpatient discharge database in the Florida Center for Health Information and Transparency at the Agency for Health Care Administration; or
(e) A critical access hospital. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Services that require licensure: means those services, including residential services, that require a valid license before those services may be provided in accordance with authorizing statutes and agency rules. See Florida Statutes 408.803
  • 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.
  • Special study: means a nonrecurring data-gathering and analysis effort designed to aid the agency in meeting its responsibilities pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 408.07
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unclaimed remains: means human remains that are not claimed by a legally authorized person, other than a medical examiner or the board of county commissioners, for final disposition at the person's expense. See Florida Statutes 406.49
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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 88.6011
  • wrecker operator: means any person or firm regularly engaged for hire in the business of towing or removing motor vehicles. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • 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