§ 413.011 Division of Blind Services, legislative policy, intent; internal organizational structure and powers; Rehabilitation Council for the Blind
§ 413.0111 Blind services direct-support organization
§ 413.0115 State Board of Administration; authorization to invest division’s portfolio
§ 413.012 Confidential records disclosure prohibited; exemptions
§ 413.013 Destruction of records
§ 413.014 Community rehabilitation programs
§ 413.015 Workers’ compensation coverage for program participants
§ 413.021 Products and services by blind persons; sale, exhibition regulated
§ 413.031 Products, purchase by state agencies and institutions
§ 413.032 Purpose
§ 413.033 Definitions
§ 413.035 Duties and powers of the department
§ 413.036 Procurement of services by agencies; authority of department
§ 413.037 Cooperation with department required; duties of state agencies
§ 413.041 Eligible blind persons; placement in vending facilities in public places
§ 413.051 Eligible blind persons; operation of vending stands
§ 413.08 Rights and responsibilities of an individual with a disability; use of a service animal; prohibited discrimination in public employment, public accommodations, and housing accommodations; penalties
§ 413.081 Interference with or injury to a service animal; penalties; restitution
§ 413.082 Groups to recommend policies to improve access for individuals with disabilities
§ 413.091 Identification cards
§ 413.092 Blind Babies Program

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 413 > Part I - Blind Services Program

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • 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.
  • Airboat: means a vessel that is primarily designed for use in shallow waters and powered by an internal combustion engine with an airplane-type propeller mounted above the stern and used to push air across a set of rudders. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Barge: means a vessel that is not self-propelled or fitted for propulsion by sail, paddle, oar, or similar device. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Boating accident: means a collision, accident, or casualty involving a vessel in or upon, or entering into or exiting from, the water, including capsizing, collision with another vessel or object, sinking, personal injury, death, disappearance of a person from on board under circumstances that indicate the possibility of death or injury, or property damage to any vessel or dock. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy a vessel. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Canoe: means a light, narrow vessel with curved sides and with both ends pointed. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Certificate of origin: means a record created by a manufacturer or importer as the manufacturer's or importer's proof of identity of a vessel. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Certificate of title: means a record, created by the department or by a governmental agency of another jurisdiction under the law of that jurisdiction, that is designated as a certificate of title by the department or agency and is evidence of ownership of a vessel. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Classification: means the method by which a business or group of businesses is identified by size or type, or both. See Florida Statutes 205.022
  • Commission: means the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Communications services: means the transmission, conveyance, or routing of voice, data, audio, video, or any other information or signals, including video services, to a point, or between or among points, by or through any electronic, radio, satellite, cable, optical, microwave, or other medium or method now in existence or hereafter devised, regardless of the protocol used for such transmission or conveyance. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Customer: means :
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means a person registered with the department as a provider of communications services in this state. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Dealer: means a person, including a manufacturer, in the business of selling vessels. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Revenue. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Department: means the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Direct-to-home satellite service: has the meaning ascribed in the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distribution company: means any person owning or operating local electric or natural or manufactured gas utility distribution facilities within this state for the transmission, delivery, and sale of electricity or natural or manufactured gas. See Florida Statutes 203.012
  • Division: means the Division of Law Enforcement of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Documented vessel: means a vessel covered by a certificate of documentation issued pursuant to 46 U. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Educational institutions: means state tax-supported or parochial, church and nonprofit private schools, colleges, or universities conducting regular classes and courses of study required for accreditation by or membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Department of Education, or the Florida Council of Independent Schools. See Florida Statutes 205.022
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Electronic certificate of title: means a certificate of title consisting of information that is stored solely in an electronic medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • 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
  • Enhanced zip code: means a United States postal zip code of 9 or more digits. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Enterprise zone: means an area designated as an enterprise zone pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 205.022
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Floating structure: means a floating entity, with or without accommodations built thereon, which is not primarily used as a means of transportation on water but which serves purposes or provides services typically associated with a structure or other improvement to real property. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • 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
  • Foreign-documented vessel: means a vessel the ownership of which is recorded in a registry maintained by a country other than the United States which identifies each person who has an ownership interest in a vessel and includes a unique alphanumeric designation for the vessel. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • 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.
  • Home service provider: means the facilities-based carrier or reseller with which the customer contracts for the provision of mobile communications services. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Hull damaged: means compromised with respect to the integrity of a vessel's hull by a collision, allision, lightning strike, fire, explosion, running aground, or similar occurrence, or the sinking of a vessel in a manner that creates a significant risk to the integrity of the vessel's hull. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Hull identification number: means the alphanumeric designation assigned to a vessel pursuant to 33 C. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • 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.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • 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
  • Licensed service area: means the geographic area in which the home service provider is authorized by law or contract to provide mobile communications service to the customer. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local business tax: means the fees charged and the method by which a local governing authority grants the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, or occupation within its jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 205.022
  • Local governing authority: means the governing body of any county or incorporated municipality of this state. See Florida Statutes 205.022
  • Mobile communications service: means commercial mobile radio service, as defined in 47 C. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Muffler: means an automotive-style sound-suppression device or system designed to effectively abate the sound of exhaust gases emitted from an internal combustion engine and prevent excessive sound when installed on such an engine. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Navigation rules: means , for vessels on:
    (a) Waters outside established navigational lines of demarcation as specified in 33 C. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • 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 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Operate: means to be in charge of, in command of, or in actual physical control of a vessel upon the waters of this state, to exercise control over or to have responsibility for a vessel's navigation or safety while the vessel is underway upon the waters of this state, or to control or steer a vessel being towed by another vessel upon the waters of the state. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Original bill: A bill which is drafted by a committee. It is introduced by the committee or subcommittee chairman after the committee votes to report it.
  • Owner: means a person who has legal title to a vessel. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Owner: means a person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vessel. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Owner of record: means the owner indicated in the files of the department or, if the files indicate more than one owner, the one first indicated. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • 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: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, statutory trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • 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 an individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other entity. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Person: has the meaning ascribed in…. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Person: means any person as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 203.012
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, joint adventure, syndicate, or other group or combination acting as a unit, association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, trustee, executor, administrator, receiver, or other fiduciary, and includes the plural as well as the singular. See Florida Statutes 205.022
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal watercraft: means a vessel less than 16 feet in length which uses an inboard motor powering a water jet pump as its primary source of motive power and which is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling on the vessel, rather than in the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Place of primary use: means the street address representative of where the customer's use of the mobile communications service primarily occurs, which must be:
    (a) The residential street address or the primary business street address of the customer; and
    (b) Within the licensed service area of the home service provider. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • 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 1.01
  • Prepaid calling arrangement: means :
    (a) A right to use communications services, other than mobile communications services, for which a separately stated price must be paid in advance, which is sold at retail in predetermined units that decline in number with use on a predetermined basis, and which consist exclusively of telephone calls originated by using an access number, authorization code, or other means that may be manually, electronically, or otherwise entered; or
    (b) A right to use mobile communications services that must be paid for in advance and is sold at retail in predetermined units that expire or decline in number on a predetermined basis if:
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Purchase: means to take by sale, lease, mortgage, pledge, consensual lien, security interest, gift, or any other voluntary transaction that creates an interest in a vessel. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Purchaser: means a person who takes by purchase. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Purchaser: means the person paying for or obligated to pay for communications services. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Receipt: means the document that is issued by the local governing authority which bears the words "Local Business Tax Receipt" and evidences that the person in whose name the document is issued has complied with the provisions of this chapter relating to the business tax. See Florida Statutes 205.022
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • 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 1.01
  • Registration: means a state operating license on a vessel which is issued with an identifying number, an annual certificate of registration, and a decal designating the year for which a registration fee is paid. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • 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.
  • Reseller: means a provider who purchases communications services from another communications service provider and then resells, uses as a component part of, or integrates the purchased services into a mobile communications service. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail sale: means the sale of communications services for any purpose other than for resale or for use as a component part of or for integration into communications services to be resold in the ordinary course of business. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Sale: means the provision of communications services for a consideration. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Sales price: means the total amount charged in money or other consideration by a dealer for the sale of the right or privilege of using communications services in this state, including any property or other service, not described in paragraph (a), which is part of the sale and for which the charge is not separately itemized on a customer's bill or separately allocated under subparagraph (b)8. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Secured party of record: means the secured party whose name is indicated as the name of the secured party in the files of the department or, if the files indicate more than one secured party, the one first indicated. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Security interest: means an interest in a vessel which secures payment or performance of an obligation if the interest is created by contract or arises under…. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Service address: means :
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section:
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Serving carrier: means a facilities-based carrier providing mobile communications service to a customer outside a home service provider's or reseller's licensed service area. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record, to:
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Taxpayer: means any person liable for taxes imposed under the provisions of this chapter; any agent required to file and pay any taxes imposed hereunder; and the heirs, successors, assignees, and transferees of any such person or agent. See Florida Statutes 205.022
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Title brand: means a designation of previous damage, use, or condition that must be indicated on a certificate of title. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Transfer of ownership: means a voluntary or involuntary conveyance of an interest in a vessel. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • 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.
  • 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
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Utility service: means electricity for light, heat, or power; and natural or manufactured gas for light, heat, or power, including transportation, delivery, transmission, and distribution of the electricity or natural or manufactured gas. See Florida Statutes 203.012
  • Vessel: means a watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, except:
  • Vessel: is synonymous with boat as referenced in…. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • Vessel number: means the alphanumeric designation for a vessel issued pursuant to 46 U. See Florida Statutes 328.0015
  • Video service: means the transmission of video, audio, or other programming service to a purchaser, and the purchaser interaction, if any, required for the selection or use of a programming service, regardless of whether the programming is transmitted over facilities owned or operated by the video service provider or over facilities owned or operated by another dealer of communications services. See Florida Statutes 202.11
  • Waters of this state: means any navigable waters of the United States within the territorial limits of this state, the marginal sea adjacent to this state and the high seas when navigated as a part of a journey or ride to or from the shore of this state, and all the inland lakes, rivers, and canals under the jurisdiction of this state. See Florida Statutes 327.02
  • 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 1.01
  • Written certificate of title: means a certificate of title consisting of information inscribed on a tangible medium. See Florida Statutes 328.0015