Part I Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 468.1105 – 468.1315
Part II Nursing Home Administration 468.1635 – 468.1756
Part III Occupational Therapy 468.201 – 468.225
Part IV Radiological Personnel Certification 468.3001 – 468.315
Part V Respiratory Therapy 468.35 – 468.369
Part VI Auctioneers 468.381 – 468.399
Part VII Talent Agencies 468.401 – 468.415
Part VIII Community Association Management 468.431 – 468.438
Part IX Athlete Agents 468.451 – 468.457
Part X Dietetics and Nutrition Practice 468.501 – 468.518
Part XI Employee Leasing Companies 468.520 – 468.535
Part XII Building Code Administrators and Inspectors 468.601 – 468.633
Part XIII Athletic Trainers 468.70 – 468.723
Part XIV Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics 468.80 – 468.813
Part XV Home Inspectors 468.83 – 468.8325
Part XVI Mold-Related Services 468.84 – 468.8424

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 468

  • Abandoned water well: means a well the use of which has been permanently discontinued. See Florida Statutes 373.303
  • 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 374.981
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Acres mined: means all acres on which mining operations have resulted in extraction of phosphate rock. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • 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 374.981
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means an official, committee, department, commission, officer, division, authority, bureau, council, board, section, or unit of government within the state, including a county, municipal, or other local or regional entity or special district. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • animal: as used in this chapter , shall include wild or game animals whenever necessary to effectively control or eradicate dangerous transmissible diseases or pests which threaten the agricultural interests of the state. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Annual report: means a detailed report, including maps and aerial photographs, submitted for each mine, which describes and delineates mining operations and reclamation or restoration activities undertaken in the previous calendar year. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Annual report: means a detailed report, including maps and aerial photographs, submitted for each mine, which describes and delineates mining operations and reclamation or restoration activities undertaken in the previous calendar year. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Annuity: means annual payments for life derived as provided in this chapter from the accumulated contributions of a member. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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 a business or individual seeking to be licensed under this part. See Florida Statutes 468.520
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Athletic trainer: means a person licensed under this part who has met the requirements under this part, including education requirements as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education or its successor and necessary credentials from the Board of Certification. See Florida Statutes 468.701
  • Athletic training: means service and care provided by an athletic trainer under the direction of a physician as specified in…. See Florida Statutes 468.701
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Audiologist: means a person licensed under this part to practice audiology. See Florida Statutes 468.1125
  • 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 374.981
  • 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.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • 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.
  • Basic local telecommunications service: means voice-grade, single-line, flat-rate residential local exchange service that provides dial tone, local usage necessary to place unlimited calls within a local exchange area, dual tone multifrequency dialing, and access to the following: emergency services such as "911" all locally available interexchange companies, directory assistance, operator services, and relay services. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • Basic X-ray machine operator: means a person who is employed by a licensed practitioner to perform certain radiographic functions, specifically excluding nuclear medicine and radiation therapy procedures, under the direct supervision of that practitioner. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Basic X-ray machine operator-podiatric medicine: means a person who is employed by and under the direct supervision of a licensed podiatric physician to perform only those radiographic functions that are within the scope of practice of a podiatric physician licensed pursuant to chapter 461, specifically excluding nuclear medicine and radiation therapy procedures. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Beneficiary: means any person in receipt of a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided by this chapter. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Biological or chemical residues: means potentially harmful substances and their metabolites not normally present in animal tissues, which result from treatment or exposure to a pesticide, organic or inorganic compound, hormone, hormone-like substance, growth promoter, antibiotic, anthelmintic, tranquilizer, vaccine, or other therapeutic or prophylactic agent. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Board: means the Governor and Cabinet, as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. See Florida Statutes 380.04
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • Board: means the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. See Florida Statutes 468.1125
  • Board: means the Board of Nursing Home Administrators. See Florida Statutes 468.1655
  • Board: means the Board of Respiratory Care. See Florida Statutes 468.352
  • Board: means the Board of Medicine. See Florida Statutes 468.503
  • Board: means the Board of Employee Leasing Companies. See Florida Statutes 468.520
  • Board: means the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board. See Florida Statutes 468.603
  • Board: means the Board of Athletic Training. See Florida Statutes 468.701
  • Board: means the Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Board of Certification: means the nationally accredited certifying body for athletic trainers or its successor agency. See Florida Statutes 468.701
  • Broadband service: means any service that consists of or includes the offering of the capability to transmit or receive information at a rate that is not less than 200 kilobits per second and either:
    (a) Is used to provide access to the Internet; or
    (b) Provides computer processing, information storage, information content, or protocol conversion in combination with the service. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • 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).
  • Building code inspector: means any of those employees of local governments or state agencies, or any person contracted, with building construction regulation responsibilities who themselves conduct inspections of building construction, erection, repair, addition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state law or municipal or county ordinance. See Florida Statutes 468.603
  • building official: means any of those employees of municipal or county governments, or any person contracted, with building construction regulation responsibilities who are charged with the responsibility for direct regulatory administration or supervision of plan review, enforcement, or inspection of building construction, erection, repair, addition, remodeling, demolition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state law or municipal or county ordinance. See Florida Statutes 468.603
  • Certificate: means a certification granted and issued by the department under this part. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Certificate: means a certificate of qualification issued by the department as provided in this part. See Florida Statutes 468.603
  • Certificate of authorization: means a document issued by the commission authorizing a utility to provide service in a specific service area. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • Certificateholder: means any person who holds a certificate under this part that authorizes that person to use radiation on human beings. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Certified audiology assistant: means a person who is certified under this part to perform audiology services under the direct supervision of an audiologist. See Florida Statutes 468.1125
  • Certified respiratory therapist: means any person licensed pursuant to this part who is certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care or its successor; who is employed to deliver respiratory care services, under the order of a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 458 or chapter 459, in accordance with protocols established by a hospital or other health care provider or the board; and who functions in situations of unsupervised patient contact requiring individual judgment. See Florida Statutes 468.352
  • Client company: means a person or entity which contracts with an employee leasing company and is provided employees pursuant to that contract. See Florida Statutes 468.520
  • Commercial mobile radio service provider: means a commercial mobile radio service provider as defined by and pursuant to 47 U. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • Commission: means the Florida Public Service Commission. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • Commission: means the Florida Public Service Commission. See Florida Statutes 468.314
  • Commission: means the Florida Public Service Commission. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • Commission: means the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. See Florida Statutes 468.503
  • commission: means the Governor and the Cabinet; and for purposes of this chapter the commission shall act on a simple majority. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • committee: means a committee appointed pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • 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.
  • Community association: means a residential homeowners' association in which membership is a condition of ownership of a unit in a planned unit development, or of a lot for a home or a mobile home, or of a townhouse, villa, condominium, cooperative, or other residential unit which is part of a residential development scheme and which is authorized to impose a fee which may become a lien on the parcel. See Florida Statutes 468.431
  • Community association management: means any of the following practices requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and managerial skill when done for remuneration and when the association or associations served contain more than 10 units or have an annual budget or budgets in excess of $100,000: controlling or disbursing funds of a community association, preparing budgets or other financial documents for a community association, assisting in the noticing or conduct of community association meetings, determining the number of days required for statutory notices, determining amounts due to the association, collecting amounts due to the association before the filing of a civil action, calculating the votes required for a quorum or to approve a proposition or amendment, completing forms related to the management of a community association that have been created by statute or by a state agency, drafting meeting notices and agendas, calculating and preparing certificates of assessment and estoppel certificates, responding to requests for certificates of assessment and estoppel certificates, negotiating monetary or performance terms of a contract subject to approval by an association, drafting prearbitration demands, coordinating or performing maintenance for real or personal property and other related routine services involved in the operation of a community association, and complying with the association's governing documents and the requirements of law as necessary to perform such practices. See Florida Statutes 468.431
  • Community association management firm: means a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, trust, association, sole proprietorship, or other similar organization engaging in the business of community association management for the purpose of providing any of the services described in subsection (2). See Florida Statutes 468.431
  • Community association manager: means a natural person who is licensed pursuant to this part to perform community association management services. See Florida Statutes 468.431
  • Compensation: means any one or more of the following:
    (a) Any money or other valuable consideration paid or promised to be paid for services rendered by any person conducting the business of a talent agency under this part;
    (b) Any money received by any person in excess of that which has been paid out by such person for transportation, transfer of baggage, or board and lodging for any applicant for employment; or
    (c) The difference between the amount of money received by any person who furnishes employees, performers, or entertainers for circus, vaudeville, theatrical, or other entertainments, exhibitions, engagements, or performances and the amount paid by him or her to such employee, performer, or entertainer. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Competitive local exchange telecommunications company: means any company certificated by the commission to provide local exchange telecommunications services in this state on or after July 1, 1995. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conceptual reclamation plan: means a graphic and written description of general activities to be undertaken across the whole mine to comply with the reclamation standards and criteria contained in this part. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Conference committee: A temporary, ad hoc panel composed of conferees from both chamber of a legislature which is formed for the purpose of reconciling differences in legislation that has passed both chambers. Conference committees are usually convened to resolve bicameral differences on major and controversial legislation.
  • Conservation lands: means lands that are currently managed for conservation, outdoor resource-based recreation, or archaeological or historic preservation, except those lands that were acquired solely to facilitate the acquisition of other conservation lands. See Florida Statutes 377.608
  • Construction of water wells: means all parts necessary to obtain groundwater by wells, including the location and excavation of the well, but excluding the installation of pumps and pumping equipment. See Florida Statutes 373.303
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlling person: means :
    (a) Any natural person who possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of any employee leasing company, including, but not limited to:
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporate undertaking: means the unqualified guarantee of a utility to pay a refund and pay interest connected therewith which may be ordered by the commission at such time as the obligation becomes fixed and final. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • Corporation: includes a corporation, company, association, or joint stock association. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • 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.
  • Council: means that council established pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 380.04
  • Council: means the Advisory Council on Radiation Protection. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Council: means the Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers. See Florida Statutes 468.431
  • Council: means the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Counties: means Orange, Seminole, and Lake Counties. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Creditable service: means prior service plus membership service for which credit is allowable under…. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • 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.
  • 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 Management Services. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection, which includes the Florida Geological Survey or its successor agencies. See Florida Statutes 373.802
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 379.3581
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 380.04
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 468.1125
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 468.1655
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 468.352
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 468.431
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 468.503
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 468.520
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 468.603
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 468.701
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 468.8311
  • Department: means the Department of Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 468.8411
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 373.303
  • 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.
  • Depository library: means a library that has been designated as a depository for receiving state publications in accordance with…. See Florida Statutes 379.3581
  • Designation: means the identification and inclusion of specific lands and waterways as part of the statewide system of greenways and trails pursuant to a formal public process, including the specific written consent of the landowner. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • Developer: means any person, including a governmental agency, undertaking any development as defined in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Development of regional impact: means a development that is subject to…. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Development order: means any order granting, denying, or granting with conditions an application for a development permit. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Development permit: includes any building permit, zoning permit, plat approval, or rezoning, certification, variance, or other action having the effect of permitting development as defined in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dietetic technician: means a person who assists in the provision of dietetic and nutrition services under the supervision of a qualified professional. See Florida Statutes 468.503
  • Dietetics: means the integration and application of the principles derived from the sciences of nutrition, biochemistry, food, physiology, and management and from the behavioral and social sciences to achieve and maintain a person's health throughout the person's life. See Florida Statutes 468.503
  • Dietetics and nutrition practice: shall include assessing nutrition needs and status using appropriate data; recommending appropriate dietary regimens, nutrition support, and nutrient intake; ordering therapeutic diets; improving health status through nutrition research, counseling, and education; and developing, implementing, and managing nutrition care systems, which includes, but is not limited to, evaluating, modifying, and maintaining appropriate standards of high quality in food and nutrition care services. See Florida Statutes 468.503
  • Direct supervision: means responsible supervision and control by a licensed speech-language pathologist who shall assume legal liability for the services rendered by any certified speech-language pathology assistant under the licensee's supervision, or responsible supervision and control by a licensed audiologist who shall assume legal liability for the services rendered by any certified audiology assistant under the licensee's supervision. See Florida Statutes 468.1125
  • Direct supervision: means supervision and control by a licensed practitioner who assumes legal liability for the services rendered by the basic X-ray machine operator or basic X-ray machine operator-podiatric medicine, which supervision requires the physical presence of the licensed practitioner for consultation and direction of the actions of the basic X-ray machine operator or basic X-ray machine operator-podiatric medicine. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • 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:
  • Division: means the Division of Library and Information Services of the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 379.3581
  • Division: means the Division of Bond Finance of the State Board of Administration. See Florida Statutes 380.04
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Earnable compensation: means the full compensation payable to a teacher working the full working time for his or her position. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • Educational program: means training or education, including either a didactic or a clinical practicum, or both, which has a specified objective, planned activities for students, and suitable methods for measuring student attainment, which program is offered, sponsored, or approved by an organization or institution that is able to meet or enforce these criteria and which program is subject to approval by the department. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Electric utility: means any municipal electric utility, investor-owned electric utility, or rural electric cooperative which owns, maintains, or operates an electric generation, transmission, or distribution system within the state. See Florida Statutes 468.314
  • Electric utility: means any municipality, authority, commission, or other public body, investor-owned electric utility, or rural electric cooperative which owns, maintains, or operates an electrical energy generation, transmission, or distribution system within the state on June 25, 1975. See Florida Statutes 361.11
  • 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
  • Employee leasing: means an arrangement whereby a leasing company assigns its employees to a client and allocates the direction of and control over the leased employees between the leasing company and the client. See Florida Statutes 468.520
  • Employee leasing company: means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other form of business entity engaged in employee leasing. See Florida Statutes 468.520
  • 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 374.981
  • employer: means a person, company, partnership, or corporation that uses the services of a talent agency to provide artists. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • enforcement official: means a licensed building code administrator, building code inspector, or plans examiner. See Florida Statutes 468.603
  • Engagement: means any employment or placement of an artist, where the artist performs in his or her artistic capacity. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Existing mine: means any area upon which an operation is being conducted, or has been conducted, on October 1, 1986. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • 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.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • 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 public utility: means any person, as defined in subsection (3), the principal location or principal place of business of which is not located within this state, which owns, maintains, or operates facilities for the generation, transmission, or distribution of electrical energy and which supplies electricity to retail or wholesale customers, or both, on a continuous, reliable, and dependable basis; or any affiliate or subsidiary of such person, the business of which is limited to the generation or transmission, or both, of electrical energy and activities reasonably incidental thereto. See Florida Statutes 361.11
  • 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
  • General radiographer: means a person who is employed and certificated in radiography, other than a basic X-ray machine operator or basic X-ray machine operator-podiatric medicine. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • General supervision: means supervision whereby a practitioner authorizes the services to be performed by the radiologic technologist, which supervision, except in cases of emergency, requires the easy availability or physical presence of the licensed practitioner for consultation and direction of the actions of the radiologic technologist. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • good moral character: means a personal history of honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, a good reputation for fair dealings, and respect for the rights of others and for the laws of this state and nation. See Florida Statutes 468.525
  • Governmental agency: means :
    (a) The United States or any department, commission, agency, or other instrumentality thereof;
    (b) This state or any department, commission, agency, or other instrumentality thereof;
    (c) Any local government, as defined in this chapter, or any department, commission, agency, or other instrumentality thereof;
    (d) Any school board or other special district, authority, or other governmental entity. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Governmental authority: means a political subdivision, as defined by…. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Greenway: means a linear open space established along either a natural corridor, such as a riverfront, stream valley, or ridgeline, or over land along a railroad right-of-way converted to recreational use, a canal, a scenic road, or other route; any natural or landscaped course for pedestrian or bicycle passage; an open space connector linking parks, nature reserves, cultural features, or historic sites with each other and populated areas; or a local strip or linear park designated as a parkway or greenbelt. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Heavy minerals: means those resources found in conjunction with sand deposits which have a specific gravity of not less than 2. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Home: means any residential real property, or manufactured or modular home, which is a single-family dwelling, duplex, triplex, quadruplex, condominium unit, or cooperative unit. See Florida Statutes 468.8311
  • Home inspection services: means a limited visual examination of the following readily accessible installed systems and components of a home: the structure, electrical system, HVAC system, roof covering, plumbing system, interior components, exterior components, and site conditions that affect the structure, for the purposes of providing a written professional opinion of the condition of the home. See Florida Statutes 468.8311
  • Home inspector: means any person who provides or offers to provide home inspection services for a fee or other compensation. See Florida Statutes 468.8311
  • imperiled species: as used in this chapter and chapter 253, means plants and animals that are federally listed under the Endangered Species Act, or state-listed by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 380.0662
  • 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
  • Industrial wastewater: means wastewater not otherwise defined as domestic wastewater, including runoff and leachate from areas that receive pollutants associated with industrial or commercial storage, handling, or processing. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • 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
  • Internship: means a program in which a person receives clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed orthotist or prosthetist as defined by the board by rule. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Intrastate interexchange telecommunications company: means any entity that provides intrastate interexchange telecommunications services. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Land: means the earth, water, and air above, below, or on the surface, and includes any improvements or structures customarily regarded as land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Land development regulations: include local zoning, subdivision, building, and other regulations controlling the development of land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Land use: means the development that has occurred on land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Licensed nutrition counselor: means a person licensed pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 468.503
  • Licensed practitioner: means a person who is licensed or otherwise authorized by law to practice medicine, podiatric medicine, chiropody, osteopathic medicine, naturopathy, or chiropractic medicine in this state. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Licensee: means a talent agency which holds a valid unrevoked and unforfeited license issued under this part. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limestone: means any extracted material composed principally of calcium or magnesium carbonate. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Line item veto: Authority to veto part rather than all of an appropriations act. The President does not now have item-veto authority. He must sign or veto the entire appropriations act. The item veto sometimes is referred to as a line-item veto.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local comprehensive plan: means any or all local comprehensive plans or elements or portions thereof prepared, adopted, or amended pursuant to the Community Planning Act, as amended. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Local comprehensive plan: means a comprehensive plan adopted pursuant to ss. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Local exchange telecommunications company: means any company certificated by the commission to provide local exchange telecommunications service in this state on or before June 30, 1995. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • Local government: means a county or municipal government the jurisdictional boundaries of which include an Outstanding Florida Spring or any part of a springshed or delineated priority focus area of an Outstanding Florida Spring. See Florida Statutes 373.802
  • Local government: means any county or municipality. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Local government: means any county or municipality and, where relevant, any joint airport zoning board. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Major public facility: means any publicly owned facility of more than local significance. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Mandatory courses: means continuing education courses that the board has defined by rule and required for license issuance or renewal. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system as provided in…. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • Membership service: means service as a teacher as described in…. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • Mine: means an area of land upon which mining operations have been conducted, are being conducted, or are planned to be conducted, as the term is commonly used in the trade. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Mine: means an area of land upon which mining operations have been conducted, are being conducted, or are planned to be conducted, as the term is commonly used in the trade. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Mining operations: means those physical activities, other than prospecting and site preparation, which are necessary for extraction, waste disposal, storage, or dam maintenance prior to abandonment. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • 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.
  • Mold: means an organism of the class fungi that causes disintegration of organic matter and produces spores, and includes any spores, hyphae, and mycotoxins produced by mold. See Florida Statutes 468.8411
  • Mold assessment: means a process performed by a mold assessor that includes the physical sampling and detailed evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection to formulate an initial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification of mold growth of greater than 10 square feet. See Florida Statutes 468.8411
  • Mold assessor: means any person who performs or directly supervises a mold assessment. See Florida Statutes 468.8411
  • Mold remediation: means the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, of mold or mold-contaminated matter of greater than 10 square feet that was not purposely grown at that location; however, such removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, may not be work that requires a license under chapter 489 unless performed by a person who is licensed under that chapter or the work complies with that chapter. See Florida Statutes 468.8411
  • Mold remediator: means any person who performs mold remediation. See Florida Statutes 468.8411
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Multiple use: means the harmonious and coordinated management of timber, recreation, conservation of fish and wildlife, forage, archaeological and historic sites, habitat and other biological resources, or water resources so that they are used in the combination that will best serve the people of the state, making the most judicious use of the land for some or all of these resources and giving consideration to the relative values of the various resources. See Florida Statutes 377.608
  • multiple-use: includes , but is not limited to, outdoor recreational activities as described in ss. See Florida Statutes 380.0662
  • National organization: means a professional association or registry, approved by the department, that examines, registers, certifies, or approves individuals and educational programs relating to operators of sources of radiation. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • 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
  • New mine: means any mine that is not an existing mine. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • 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.
  • Nursing home: means an institution or facility licensed as such under part II of chapter 400. See Florida Statutes 468.1655
  • Nursing home administrator: means a person who is licensed to engage in the practice of nursing home administration in this state under the authority of this part. See Florida Statutes 468.1655
  • Nutrition counseling: means advising and assisting individuals or groups on appropriate nutrition intake by integrating information from the nutrition assessment. See Florida Statutes 468.503
  • 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.
  • Off-highway vehicle: means any ATV, two-rider ATV, ROV, or OHM that is used off the roads or highways of this state and that is not registered and licensed for highway use under chapter 320. See Florida Statutes 380.205
  • Office: means the Office of Greenways and Trails within the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • 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
  • Official date of filing: means the date upon which it has been determined, pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • Onsite sewage treatment and disposal system: means a system that contains a standard subsurface, filled, or mound drainfield system; an aerobic treatment unit; a graywater system tank; a laundry wastewater system tank; a septic tank; a grease interceptor; a pump tank; a solids or effluent pump; a waterless, incinerating, or organic waste-composting toilet; or a sanitary pit privy that is installed or proposed to be installed beyond the building sewer on land of the owner or on other land on which the owner has the legal right to install such system. See Florida Statutes 373.802
  • Operation: means any activity, other than prospecting, necessary for site preparation, extraction, waste disposal, storage, or reclamation. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • operator: includes a parent, its subsidiary, or division. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Operator: means any person engaged in an operation. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Operator: means the person who is or who will be in actual charge of a talent agency. See Florida Statutes 468.401
  • Orthosis: means any medical device used to provide support, correction, or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity but does not include the following assistive technology devices: upper extremity adaptive equipment used to facilitate the activities of daily living, including specialized utensils, combs, and brushes; finger splints; wheelchair seating and equipment that is an integral part of the wheelchair and not worn by the patient; elastic abdominal supports that do not have metal or plastic reinforcing stays; nontherapeutic arch supports; nontherapeutic accommodative inlays and nontherapeutic accommodative footwear, regardless of method of manufacture; unmodified, over-the-counter nontherapeutic shoes; prefabricated nontherapeutic foot care products; durable medical equipment such as canes, crutches, or walkers; dental appliances; or devices implanted into the body by a physician. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Orthotic fitter: means a person who is licensed to practice orthotics whose scope of practice is limited to fitting prefabricated cervical orthoses not requiring more than minor modification and not used for the treatment of cervical fractures or dislocations; custom-made and prefabricated compression garments; trusses; custom-molded and noncustom diabetic therapeutic footwear; prefabricated corset or frame-type spinal orthoses, except for those used in the treatment of vertebral fractures or scoliosis, rigid body jackets made of thermoformable materials, and "halo" devices; and prefabricated orthoses of the upper and lower extremities, except for those used in the treatment of bone fractures and open diabetic ulcers. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Orthotic fitter assistant: means a person who is licensed to practice orthotics whose scope of practice is limited to fitting, without modification, prefabricated soft cervical orthoses not used for the treatment of cervical fractures or dislocations; prefabricated soft spinal supports not used for treatment of vertebral fractures; prefabricated compression garments; trusses; and soft prefabricated orthoses for the upper and lower extremities not used in the treatment of bone fractures and open diabetic ulcers. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Orthotics: means the practice of evaluating, treatment formulating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, servicing, or providing the initial training necessary to accomplish the fitting of an orthosis or pedorthic device. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Orthotist: means a person licensed to practice orthotics pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Outstanding Florida Spring: includes all historic first magnitude springs, including their associated spring runs, as determined by the department using the most recent Florida Geological Survey springs bulletin, and the following additional springs, including their associated spring runs:
    (a) De Leon Springs;
    (b) Peacock Springs;
    (c) Poe Springs;
    (d) Rock Springs;
    (e) Wekiwa Springs; and
    (f) Gemini Springs. See Florida Statutes 373.802
  • Overburden: means soil and rock removed to gain access to the resource in the process of extraction and means such soil or rock before or after its removal. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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
  • Parcel of land: means any quantity of land capable of being described with such definiteness that its location and boundaries may be established, which is designated by its owner or developer as land to be used or developed as a unit or which has been used or developed as a unit. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • 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.
  • Peat: means a naturally occurring substance derived primarily from plant materials in a range of decomposing conditions and formed in a water-saturated environment. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Pedorthic device: means therapeutic shoes, shoe modifications made for therapeutic purposes, nondynamic prosthetic fillers of the forefoot, and foot orthoses for use on the human foot limited anatomically to that part distal to the maleoli. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Pedorthics: means the practice of evaluating, treatment formulating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, servicing, or providing the initial training necessary to accomplish the fitting of a pedorthic device. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Pedorthist: means a person licensed to practice pedorthics pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • 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 374.981
  • 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: means any individual, corporation, partnership, firm, association, trust, estate, public or private institution, group, agency, political subdivision of this state or any other state, or political subdivision of any agency thereof and any legal successor, representative, agent, or agency of the foregoing. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • 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
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, governmental agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Person: means :
    (a) Any natural person;
    (b) The United States; any state; any municipality, political subdivision, or municipal corporation created by or pursuant to the laws of the United States or any state; or any board, corporation, or other entity or body declared by or pursuant to the laws of the United States or any state to be a department, agency, or instrumentality of any thereof;
    (c) Any corporation, not-for-profit corporation, firm, partnership, cooperative association, electric cooperative, or business trust of any nature whatsoever organized and existing under the laws of the United States or any state; or
    (d) Any foreign country; any political subdivision or governmental unit of a foreign country; or any corporation, not-for-profit corporation, firm, partnership, cooperative association, electric cooperative, or business trust of any nature whatsoever organized and existing under the laws of a foreign country or of a political subdivision or governmental unit of a foreign country. See Florida Statutes 361.11
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plans examiner: means a person who is qualified to determine that plans submitted for purposes of obtaining building and other permits comply with the applicable building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other applicable construction codes. See Florida Statutes 468.603
  • 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: means a city, town, county, district, or other public body created by or pursuant to state law, or any combination thereof acting cooperatively or jointly. See Florida Statutes 373.303
  • 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
  • Practice of audiology: means the application of principles, methods, and procedures for the prevention, identification, evaluation, consultation, habilitation, rehabilitation, instruction, treatment, and research, relative to hearing and the disorders of hearing, and to related language and speech disorders. See Florida Statutes 468.1125
  • Practice of nursing home administration: means any service requiring nursing home administration education, training, or experience and the application of such to the planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling of the total management of a nursing home. See Florida Statutes 468.1655
  • Practice of speech-language pathology: means the application of principles, methods, and procedures for the prevention, identification, evaluation, treatment, consultation, habilitation, rehabilitation, instruction, and research, relative to the development and disorders of human communication; to related oral and pharyngeal competencies; and to behavior related to disorders of human communication. See Florida Statutes 468.1125
  • 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.
  • Preprofessional experience component: means a planned and continuous supervised practice experience in dietetics or nutrition. See Florida Statutes 468.503
  • 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 374.981
  • Priority focus area: means the area or areas of a basin where the Floridan Aquifer is generally most vulnerable to pollutant inputs where there is a known connectivity between groundwater pathways and an Outstanding Florida Spring, as determined by the department in consultation with the appropriate water management districts, and delineated in a basin management action plan. See Florida Statutes 373.802
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Project: means a joint electric power supply project and any and all facilities, including all equipment, structures, machinery, and tangible and intangible property, real and personal, for the joint generation or transmission of electrical energy, or both, including any fuel supply or source useful for such a project. See Florida Statutes 361.11
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prosthesis: means a medical device used to replace a missing appendage or other external body part, including an artificial limb, hand, or foot. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Prosthetics: means the practice of evaluating, treatment formulating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, servicing, or providing the initial training necessary to accomplish the fitting of a prosthesis. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Prosthetist: means a person licensed to practice prosthetics pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Prosthetist-orthotist: means a person licensed to practice as a prosthetist and as an orthotist. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • Public access: as used in this chapter and chapter 259, means access by the general public to state lands and water, including vessel access made possible by boat ramps, docks, and associated support facilities, where compatible with conservation and recreation objectives. See Florida Statutes 377.608
  • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public utility: means every person, corporation, partnership, association, or other legal entity and their lessees, trustees, or receivers supplying electricity or gas (natural, manufactured, or similar gaseous substance) to or for the public within this state; but the term "public utility" does not include either a cooperative now or hereafter organized and existing under the Rural Electric Cooperative Law of the state; a municipality or any agency thereof; any dependent or independent special natural gas district; any natural gas transmission pipeline company making only sales or transportation delivery of natural gas at wholesale and to direct industrial consumers; any entity selling or arranging for sales of natural gas which neither owns nor operates natural gas transmission or distribution facilities within the state; or a person supplying liquefied petroleum gas, in either liquid or gaseous form, irrespective of the method of distribution or delivery, or owning or operating facilities beyond the outlet of a meter through which natural gas is supplied for compression and delivery into motor vehicle fuel tanks or other transportation containers, unless such person also supplies electricity or manufactured or natural gas. See Florida Statutes 468.314
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Radiation: means X rays and gamma rays, alpha and beta particles, high-speed electrons, neutrons, and other nuclear particles. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Radiologic technologist: means a person, other than a licensed practitioner, who is qualified by education, training, or experience, as more specifically defined in…. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Radiologist: means a physician specializing in radiology certified by or eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, the British Royal College of Radiology, or the Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Radiologist assistant: means a person, other than a licensed practitioner, who is qualified by education and certification, as set forth in…. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Reclamation: means the reshaping of lands in a manner that meets the reclamation criteria and standards contained in this part. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Reclamation: means the reasonable rehabilitation of land where resource extraction has occurred. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • 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
  • Regional planning agency: means the agency designated by the state land planning agency to exercise responsibilities under this chapter in a particular region of the state. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Registered respiratory therapist: means any person licensed under this part who is registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care or its successor, and who is employed to deliver respiratory care services under the order of a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459, in accordance with protocols established by a hospital or other health care provider or the board, and who functions in situations of unsupervised patient contact requiring individual judgment. See Florida Statutes 468.352
  • Regular interest: means interest at such rate as may be set from time to time by the Department of Management Services. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • 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.
  • Repair: means any action which involves the physical alteration or replacement of any part of a well, but does not include the alteration or replacement of any portion of a well which is above ground surface. See Florida Statutes 373.303
  • 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.
  • Resident: means a person registered to practice orthotics or prosthetics under the supervision of a licensed orthotist or prosthetist as defined by the board by rule. See Florida Statutes 468.80
  • Resource: means soil, clay, peat, stone, gravel, sand, limerock, metallic ore, or any other solid substance of commercial value found in natural deposits on or in the earth, except phosphate, which is regulated by part III. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • resource extraction: means the removal of resources from their location so as to make them suitable for commercial, industrial, or construction use; but does not include excavation solely in aid of onsite farming or onsite construction, nor the process of searching, prospecting, exploring, or investigating for resources by drilling. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Respiratory care practitioner: means any person licensed under this part who is employed to deliver respiratory care services, under direct supervision, pursuant to the order of a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459. See Florida Statutes 468.352
  • Respiratory care services: includes :
    (a) Evaluation and disease management. See Florida Statutes 468.352
  • respiratory therapy: means the allied health specialty associated with the cardiopulmonary system that is practiced under the orders of a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 and in accordance with protocols, policies, and procedures established by a hospital or other health care provider or the board, including the assessment, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, management, control, rehabilitation, education, and care of patients in all care settings. See Florida Statutes 468.352
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restoration: means the recontouring and revegetation of lands in a manner, consistent with the criteria and standards established under this part, which will maintain or improve the water quality and function of the biological systems present at the site prior to mining. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • 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 374.981
  • Retirement system: means the Teachers' Retirement System of Florida provided for in…. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • Revegetation: means , in reclaimed areas, a cover of vegetation consistent with the criteria and standards established pursuant to this part and consistent with the land form created and the future land uses. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Rule: means a rule adopted under chapter 120. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of State. See Florida Statutes 379.3581
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Service: means service as a teacher as described in subsection (3) rendered while a member of the retirement system. See Florida Statutes 374.981
  • Service area: means the geographical area described in a certificate of authorization, which may be within or without the boundaries of an incorporated municipality and may include areas in more than one county. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • 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.
  • Specialty technologist: means a person, other than a licensed practitioner, who is qualified by education and certification, as set forth in…. See Florida Statutes 468.301
  • Speech-language pathologist: means a person licensed under this part to practice speech pathology. See Florida Statutes 468.1125
  • Spring run: means a body of flowing water that originates from a spring or whose primary source of water is a spring or springs under average rainfall conditions. See Florida Statutes 373.802
  • Springshed: means the areas within the groundwater and surface water basins which contribute, based upon all relevant facts, circumstances, and data, to the discharge of a spring as defined by potentiometric surface maps and surface watershed boundaries. See Florida Statutes 373.802
  • State land planning agency: means the Department of Economic Opportunity and may be referred to in this part as the "department. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • State Librarian: means the person appointed by the secretary as the director of the Division of Library and Information Services pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 379.3581
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Structure: means anything constructed, installed, or portable, the use of which requires a location on a parcel of land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • System: means facilities and land used or useful in providing service and, upon a finding by the commission, may include a combination of functionally related facilities and land. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • 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 374.981
  • Telecommunications company: includes every corporation, partnership, and person and their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, and every political subdivision in the state, offering two-way telecommunications service to the public for hire within this state by the use of a telecommunications facility. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trails: means linear corridors and any adjacent support parcels on land or water providing public access for recreation or authorized alternative modes of transportation. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • 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: means a water or wastewater utility and, except as provided in…. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • 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
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Violative levels: means levels above the tolerances established by the United States Food and Drug Administration or the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as adopted by department rule. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • VoIP: means any service that:
    (a) Enables real-time, two-way voice communications that originate from or terminate to the user's location in Internet Protocol or any successor protocol;
    (b) Uses a broadband connection from the user's location; and
    (c) Permits users generally to receive calls that originate on the public switched telephone network and to terminate calls to the public switched telephone network. See Florida Statutes 468.1725
  • Wastewater: means the combination of the liquid and water-carried pollutants from a residence, commercial building, industrial plant, or institution, together with any groundwater, surface runoff, or leachate that may be present. See Florida Statutes 468.398
  • Water well contractor: means a person who is responsible for the construction, repair, or abandonment of a water well and who is licensed under this part to engage in the business of construction, repair, or abandonment of water wells. See Florida Statutes 373.303
  • Wekiva River Protection Area: means the lands within: Township 18 south range 28 east; Township 18 south range 29 east; Township 19 south range 28 east, less those lands lying west of a line formed by County Road 437, State Road 46, and County Road 435; Township 19 south range 29 east; Township 20 south range 28 east, less all lands lying west of County Road 435; and Township 20 south range 29 east, less all those lands east of Markham Woods Road. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Wekiva River System: means the Wekiva River, the Little Wekiva River, Black Water Creek, Rock Springs Run, Sulphur Run, and Seminole Creek. See Florida Statutes 369.303
  • Well: means any excavation that is drilled, cored, bored, washed, driven, dug, jetted, or otherwise constructed when the intended use of such excavation is for the location, acquisition, development, or artificial recharge of groundwater, but such term does not include any well for the purpose of obtaining or prospecting for oil, natural gas, minerals, or products of mining or quarrying; for inserting media to dispose of oil brines or to repressure oil-bearing or natural gas-bearing formation; for storing petroleum, natural gas, or other products; or for temporary dewatering of subsurface formations for mining, quarrying, or construction purposes. See Florida Statutes 373.303
  • Wetlands: means any area as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • 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