Part I General Provisions 374.975 – 374.978
Part II Florida Inland Navigation District Law 374.980 – 374.989

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 374 - Navigation Districts; Waterways Development

  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts deducted from the salary of a member and credited to his or her individual account in the Annuity Savings Trust Fund provided in…. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • Actuarial equivalent: means a benefit of equal value when computed at regular interest upon the basis of the mortality tables adopted by the division. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • Artist: means a person performing on the professional stage or in the production of television, radio, or motion pictures; a musician or group of musicians; or a model. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • average final compensation: means the average annual earnable compensation of a member for 10 years during the last 15 years prior to retirement during which he or she contributed and in which the member's annual earnable compensation was highest or the average of his or her annual earnable compensation since July 1, 1945, if greater. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • 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
  • Beneficiary: means any person in receipt of a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided by this chapter. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Department: means the Department of Management Services. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • employer: means a person, company, partnership, or corporation that uses the services of a talent agency to provide artists. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Employer: means the state, the school boards of all the districts of the state employing teachers, or community college district boards of trustees, subject to the provisions of this chapter, any other agency of and within the state by which the teacher is paid, or any nonprofit professional association or corporation of teachers as referred to in subsection (3). See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • License: means a license issued by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to carry on the business of a talent agency under this part. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system as provided in…. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • Operator: means the person who is or who will be in actual charge of a talent agency. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Owner: means any partner in a partnership, member of a firm, or principal officer or officers of a corporation, whose partnership, firm, or corporation owns a talent agency, or any individual who is the sole owner of a talent agency. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Pension: means annual payments for life derived as provided in this chapter, from money provided by the state and means, when used in conjunction with plan E, the excess of the retirement allowance as provided by plan E over the annuity as defined above. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • 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
  • Person: means any individual, company, society, firm, partnership, association, corporation, manager, or any agent or employee of any of the foregoing. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Prior service: means service as a teacher rendered prior to the date of establishment of the retirement system and for which credit is allowable under…. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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.
  • Retirement allowance: means annual payments for life and is the sum of the annuity plus the pension; except that, when used in conjunction with plan E of…. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • Retirement system: means the Teachers' Retirement System of Florida provided for in…. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • Service: means service as a teacher as described in subsection (3) rendered while a member of the retirement system. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Talent agency: means any person who, for compensation, engages in the occupation or business of procuring or attempting to procure engagements for an artist. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Teacher: means any member of the teaching or professional staff and any certificated employee of any public free school, of any district school system and career center, any member of the teaching or professional staff of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, child training schools of the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Corrections, and any tax-supported institution of higher learning of the state, and any member and any certified employee of the Department of Education, any certified employee of the retirement system, any full-time employee of any nonprofit professional association or corporation of teachers functioning in Florida on a statewide basis, which seeks to protect and improve public school opportunities for children and advance the professional and welfare status of its members, any person now serving as superintendent, or who was serving as county superintendent of public instruction on July 1, 1939, and any hereafter duly elected or appointed superintendent, who holds a valid Florida teachers' certificate. See Florida Statutes 238.01
  • 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