Part I General Provisions 501.001 – 501.171
Part II Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices 501.201 – 501.213
Part III Aftermarket Crash Parts Act 501.30 – 501.34
Part IV Florida Telemarketing Act 501.601 – 501.626
Part V Miscellaneous Provisions 501.91 – 501.974
Part VI Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices; Vehicles 501.975 – 501.98
Part VII Patent Troll Prevention Act 501.991 – 501.997

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 501

  • Activities of daily living: means functions and tasks for self-care, including eating, bathing, grooming, dressing, ambulating, and other similar tasks. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Adjusted for family size: means adjusted in a manner which results in an income eligibility level which is lower for households with fewer than four people, or higher for households with more than four people, than the base income eligibility determined as provided in subsection (9), subsection (11), subsection (12), or subsection (17), based upon a formula as established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. See Florida Statutes 420.0004
  • Administrator: means a corporation not for profit incorporated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 617 and designated by the Florida Public Service Commission to administer the telecommunications relay service system and the distribution of specialized telecommunications devices pursuant to the provisions of this act and rules and regulations established by the commission. See Florida Statutes 427.703
  • Administrator: means an individual at least 21 years of age who is responsible for the operation and maintenance of an assisted living facility. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Adult family-care home: means a full-time, family-type living arrangement, in a private home, under which a person who owns or rents the home provides room, board, and personal care, on a 24-hour basis, for no more than five disabled adults or frail elders who are not relatives. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Aeronautical study: means a Federal Aviation Administration study, conducted in accordance with the standards of 14 C. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Affordable: means that monthly rents or monthly mortgage payments including taxes, insurance, and utilities do not exceed 30 percent of that amount which represents the percentage of the median adjusted gross annual income for the households as indicated in subsection (9), subsection (11), subsection (12), or subsection (17). See Florida Statutes 420.0004
  • Affordable: means :
    (a) With respect to a housing unit to be occupied by very-low-income persons, that monthly rents, or monthly mortgage payments including property taxes and insurance, do not exceed 30 percent of that amount which represents 50 percent of the median adjusted gross annual income for the households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the housing unit is located, divided by 12. See Florida Statutes 420.602
  • Affordable housing debt: means debt issued by or loans made to the corporation, counties, municipalities, or other public agencies of this state or not-for-profit corporations or for-profit entities for the purpose of providing affordable housing to residents of the state. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Aftermarket crash part: means a replacement for any of the nonmechanical sheet metal or plastic parts which generally constitute the exterior of a motor vehicle, including inner and outer panels. See Florida Statutes 501.32
  • age in place: means the process of providing increased or adjusted services to a person to compensate for the physical or mental decline that may occur with the aging process, in order to maximize the person's dignity and independence and permit them to remain in a familiar, noninstitutional, residential environment for as long as possible. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Agency: means the 1Florida Housing Finance Agency as it exists before January 1, 1998, and thereafter as previously existing under state law. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 429.901
  • Aging in place: means remaining in a noninstitutional living environment despite the physical or mental changes that may occur in a person who is aging. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • 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 420.0001
  • Airport: means any area of land or water designed and set aside for the landing and taking off of aircraft and used or to be used in the interest of the public for such purpose. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Airport hazard: means an obstruction to air navigation which affects the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace or the operation of planned or existing air navigation and communication facilities. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Airport hazard area: means any area of land or water upon which an airport hazard might be established. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Airport land use compatibility zoning: means airport zoning regulations governing the use of land on, adjacent to, or in the immediate vicinity of airports. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Airport layout plan: means a set of scaled drawings that provides a graphic representation of the existing and future development plan for the airport and demonstrates the preservation and continuity of safety, utility, and efficiency of the airport. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Airport master plan: means a comprehensive plan of an airport which typically describes current and future plans for airport development designed to support existing and future aviation demand. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Airport protection zoning regulations: means airport zoning regulations governing airport hazards. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • articles of incorporation: as used in this chapter shall be deemed to include the articles of conversion of a converted corporation. See Florida Statutes 501.212
  • Assisted living facility: means any building or buildings, section or distinct part of a building, private home, boarding home, home for the aged, or other residential facility, whether operated for profit or not, which undertakes through its ownership or management to provide housing, meals, and one or more personal services for a period exceeding 24 hours to one or more adults who are not relatives of the owner or administrator. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Assistive technology device dealer: means a person who is engaged in the business of selling assistive technology devices. See Florida Statutes 427.802
  • Assistive technology device lessor: means a person who leases an assistive technology device to a consumer, or holds the lessor's rights, under a written lease. See Florida Statutes 427.802
  • Authorized investments: means any of the following securities:
    (a) Investments permitted under…. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Basic services: include , but are not limited to, providing a protective setting that is as noninstitutional as possible; therapeutic programs of social and health activities and services; leisure activities; self-care training; rest; nutritional services; and respite care. See Florida Statutes 429.901
  • Board of directors: means the board of directors of the corporation created pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 420.102
  • 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 420.0001
  • Bond: means any bond, debenture, note, or other evidence of financial indebtedness issued by the corporation under and pursuant to this act. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Canoe: means a light, narrow vessel with curved sides and with both ends pointed. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • center: means any building, buildings, or part of a building, whether operated for profit or not, in which is provided through its ownership or management, for a part of a day, basic services to three or more persons who are 18 years of age or older, who are not related to the owner or operator by blood or marriage, and who require such services. See Florida Statutes 429.901
  • Collateral costs: means expenses incurred by a consumer in connection with the repair of a nonconformity, including the costs of obtaining an alternative assistive technology device. See Florida Statutes 427.802
  • Commercial fishing vessel: means a vessel primarily engaged in the taking or landing of saltwater fish or saltwater products or freshwater fish or freshwater products, or a vessel licensed pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Commercial fishing worker: means a laborer who is employed on a seasonal, temporary, or permanent basis in fishing in salt water or fresh water and who derived at least 50 percent of her or his income in the immediately preceding 12 months from such employment. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Commercial parasailing: means providing or offering to provide, for consideration, any activity involving the towing of a person by a motorboat if:
    (a) One or more persons are tethered to the towing vessel;
    (b) The person or persons ascend above the water; and
    (c) The person or persons remain suspended under a canopy, chute, or parasail above the water while the vessel is underway. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Commercial telephone seller: means a person who engages in commercial telephone solicitation on his or her own behalf or through salespersons. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Commercial telephone solicitation: means :
    (a) An unsolicited telephone call to a person initiated by a commercial telephone seller or salesperson, or an automated dialing machine used in accordance with the provisions of…. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Commercial vessel: means a vessel used as a place of business or a professional or other commercial enterprise. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Commission: means the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Commission: means the Florida Public Service Commission. See Florida Statutes 427.703
  • Community living support plan: means a written document prepared by a mental health resident and the resident's mental health case manager in consultation with the administrator of an assisted living facility with a limited mental health license or the administrator's designee. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Community-based organization: means a private corporation organized under chapter 617 to assist in the provision of housing-related services on a not-for-profit basis within a designated area, which may include a municipality, a county, or more than one municipality or county. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Community-based organization: means a private corporation organized under chapter 617 to assist in the provision of housing and related services on a not-for-profit basis within a designated area, including a municipality, county, or area of more than one municipality or county. See Florida Statutes 420.602
  • Consumer: means an individual; child, by and through its parent or legal guardian; business; firm; association; joint venture; partnership; estate; trust; business trust; syndicate; fiduciary; corporation; any commercial entity, however denominated; or any other group or combination. See Florida Statutes 501.203
  • Consumer: means any of the following:
    (a) The purchaser of an assistive technology device, if the assistive technology device was purchased from an assistive technology device dealer or manufacturer for purposes other than resale. See Florida Statutes 427.802
  • Consumer goods or services: means any real property or any tangible or intangible personal property which is normally used for personal, family, or household purposes or any property of any nature which is solicited for the purpose of providing a profit or investment opportunity, including, without limitation, any such property intended to be attached to or installed in any real property, without regard to whether it is so attached or installed, as well as timeshare estates and licenses, and any services related to such property. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Contract: means the contract between the executive director of the department and the corporation for provision of housing services referenced in…. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Contribution: means a gift, subscription, conveyance, deposit, loan, payment, or distribution of money or anything of value, including contributions in kind having an attributable monetary value in any form, made directly or indirectly for the purpose of influencing an election. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Cooperative agreement: means a written statement of understanding between a mental health care provider and the administrator of the assisted living facility with a limited mental health license in which a mental health resident is living. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Corporation: means the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. See Florida Statutes 420.0004
  • Corporation: as used in this part , means the Florida Housing Development Corporation created pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 420.102
  • Corporation: means the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Corporation: means the Florida Housing Finance Corporation as created in…. See Florida Statutes 420.602
  • Covered employee: means those corporation employees designated by rule of the corporation. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Customer: includes a customer's designated agent. See Florida Statutes 501.975
  • Deaf: means having a permanent hearing impairment and being unable to discriminate speech sounds in verbal communication, with or without the assistance of amplification devices. See Florida Statutes 427.703
  • Dealer: means a motor vehicle dealer as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 501.975
  • Demand letter: means a written communication, including e-mail, asserting or claiming that a person has engaged in patent infringement. See Florida Statutes 501.992
  • Department: means the Department of Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 420.0004
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation as created under…. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Department: means the Department of Legal Affairs. See Florida Statutes 501.203
  • Department: means the Department of Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Department: means the Department of Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 420.602
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Department: means the Department of Elderly Affairs. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Department: means the Department of Elderly Affairs. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Department: means the Department of Elderly Affairs. See Florida Statutes 429.901
  • Development costs: means the sum total of all costs incurred in the development of a project which are approved by the corporation as reasonable and necessary. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Director: means the executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 420.602
  • Disabled adult: means any person between 18 and 59 years of age, inclusive, who is a resident of the state and who has one or more permanent physical or mental limitations that restrict the person's ability to perform the normal activities of daily living. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Division: means the Division of Law Enforcement of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Dual sensory impaired: means having both a permanent hearing impairment and a permanent visual impairment and includes deaf/blindness. See Florida Statutes 427.703
  • Educational facility: means any structure, land, or use that includes a public or private kindergarten through 12th grade school, charter school, magnet school, college campus, or university campus. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Effective means of propulsion for safe navigation: means a vessel, other than a barge, that is equipped with:
    (a) A functioning motor, controls, and steering system; or
    (b) Rigging and sails that are present and in good working order, and a functioning steering system. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Elderly: describes persons 62 years of age or older. See Florida Statutes 420.0004
  • Elderly: means persons 62 years of age or older; however, this definition 2does not prohibit housing from being deemed housing for the elderly as defined in subsection (19) if such housing otherwise meets the requirements of subsection (19). See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Eligible persons: means one or more natural persons or a family, irrespective of race, creed, national origin, or sex, determined by the corporation pursuant to a rule to be of low, moderate, or middle income. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Emergency: means a situation, physical condition, or method of operation which presents imminent danger of death or serious physical or mental harm to facility residents. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Enforcing authority: means the office of the state attorney if a violation of this part occurs in or affects the judicial circuit under the office's jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 501.203
  • Enforcing authority: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or the office of the state attorney if a violation of this part occurs in or affects the judicial circuit under the jurisdiction of the office of the state attorney. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Extended congregate care: means acts beyond those authorized in subsection (17) that may be performed pursuant to part I of chapter 464 by persons licensed thereunder while carrying out their professional duties, and other supportive services which may be specified by rule. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Farmworker: includes a person who has retired as a laborer due to age, disability, or illness. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Final judgment: means a judgment, including any supporting opinion, that determines the rights of the parties and concerning which appellate remedies have been exhausted or the time for appeal has expired. See Florida Statutes 501.203
  • Financial institution: means any banking corporation or trust company, savings and loan association, insurance company, or related corporation, partnership, foundation, or other institution engaged primarily in lending or investing funds. See Florida Statutes 420.102
  • 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 420.0001
  • Florida Intracoastal Waterway: means the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Georgia state line north of Fernandina to Miami; the Port Canaveral lock and canal to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami to Key West; the Okeechobee Waterway, Stuart to Fort Myers; the St. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Frail elder: means a functionally impaired elderly person who is 60 years of age or older and who has physical or mental limitations that restrict the person's ability to perform the normal activities of daily living and that impede the person's capacity to live independently. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Fund: means the Florida Affordable Housing Trust Fund as created in this part. See Florida Statutes 420.602
  • Guardian: means a person to whom the law has entrusted the custody and control of the person or property, or both, of a person who has been legally adjudged incapacitated. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Hard of hearing: means having a permanent hearing impairment which is severe enough to necessitate the use of amplification devices to discriminate speech sounds in verbal communication. See Florida Statutes 427.703
  • Houseboat: means a vessel that is used primarily as a residence for at least 21 days during any 30-day period in a county of this state if such residential use of the vessel is to the preclusion of its use as a means of transportation. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Housing for the elderly: means , for purposes of…. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Individual: means a single human being and does not mean a firm, association of individuals, corporation, partnership, joint venture, sole proprietorship, or any other entity. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Institution of higher education: means an educational institution as defined in 20 U. See Florida Statutes 501.992
  • Insurer: includes an insurance company and any person authorized to represent the insurer with respect to a claim and who is parting within the scope of the person's authority. See Florida Statutes 501.32
  • kitesurfing: means an activity in which a kiteboard or surfboard is tethered to a kite so as to harness the power of the wind and propel the board across a body of water. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Lending institution: means any bank or trust company, mortgage banker, savings bank, credit union, national banking association, savings and loan association, building and loan association, insurance company, the Florida Housing Development Corporation, or other financial institution or governmental agency authorized to transact business in this state and which customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of mortgages on real property located in the state. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Length: means the measurement from end to end over the deck parallel to the centerline, excluding sheer. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Lien: means a security interest that is reserved or created by a written agreement recorded with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Lienholder: means a person holding a security interest in a vessel, which interest is recorded with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Limited nursing services: means acts that may be performed by a person licensed under part I of chapter 464. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Local exchange telecommunications company: means a telecommunications company certificated by the commission to provide telecommunications services within a specific geographic area. See Florida Statutes 427.703
  • Local government: means a unit of local general-purpose government as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Low-income persons: means one or more natural persons or a family, the total annual adjusted gross household income of which does not exceed 80 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the state, or 80 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the person or family resides, whichever is greater. See Florida Statutes 420.0004
  • Low-income persons: means one or more natural persons or a family, the total annual adjusted gross household income of which does not exceed 80 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the state, or 80 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the person or family resides, whichever is greater. See Florida Statutes 420.602
  • Managed risk: means the process by which the facility staff discuss the service plan and the needs of the resident with the resident and, if applicable, the resident's representative or designee or the resident's surrogate, guardian, or attorney in fact, in such a way that the consequences of a decision, including any inherent risk, are explained to all parties and reviewed periodically in conjunction with the service plan, taking into account changes in the resident's status and the ability of the facility to respond accordingly. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Manufacturer: means a business entity that manufactures or produces assistive technology devices for sale and agents of that business entity, including an importer, a distributor, a factory branch, a distributor branch, and any warrantors of the manufacturer's assistive technology device, but not including an assistive technology device dealer. See Florida Statutes 427.802
  • Marina: means a licensed commercial facility that provides secured public moorings or dry storage for vessels on a leased basis. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Marine sanitation device: means equipment, other than a toilet, for installation on board a vessel which is designed to receive, retain, treat, or discharge sewage, and any process to treat such sewage. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Marker: means a channel mark or other aid to navigation, an information or regulatory mark, an isolated danger mark, a safe water mark, a special mark, an inland waters obstruction mark, or mooring buoy in, on, or over the waters of the state or the shores thereof, and includes, but is not limited to, a sign, beacon, buoy, or light. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Members: means the members of the board of directors of the corporation. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Mental health resident: means an individual who receives social security disability income due to a mental disorder as determined by the Social Security Administration or receives supplemental security income due to a mental disorder as determined by the Social Security Administration and receives optional state supplementation. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Moderate rehabilitation: means repair or restoration of a dwelling unit when the value of such repair or restoration is 40 percent or less of the value of the dwelling unit but not less than $10,000. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Moderate-income persons: means one or more natural persons or a family, the total annual adjusted gross household income of which is less than 120 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the state, or 120 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the person or family resides, whichever is greater. See Florida Statutes 420.0004
  • Moderate-income persons: means one or more natural persons or a family, the total annual adjusted gross household income of which is less than 120 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the state, or 120 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the household is located, whichever is greater. See Florida Statutes 420.602
  • Moored ballooning: means the operation of a moored balloon pursuant to 14 C. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Mortgage: means :
    (a) A mortgage, mortgage deed, deed of trust, or other instrument:
  • Mortgage loan: means a financial obligation secured by a mortgage. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Motorboat: means a vessel equipped with machinery for propulsion, irrespective of whether the propulsion machinery is in actual operation. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • 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 420.0001
  • Multiple or repeated violations: means 2 or more violations that present an imminent danger to the health, safety, or welfare of participants or 10 or more violations within a 5-year period that threaten the health, safety, or welfare of the participants. See Florida Statutes 429.901
  • Navigation rules: means , for vessels on:
    (a) Waters outside established navigational lines of demarcation as specified in 33 C. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Nonconformity: means a condition or defect of an assistive technology device which substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the device and which is covered by an express warranty applicable to the assistive technology device, but does not include a condition or defect that is the result of abuse, neglect, excessive wear, or unauthorized modification or alteration of the assistive technology device by a consumer. See Florida Statutes 427.802
  • Nonoriginal equipment manufacturer aftermarket crash part: means an aftermarket crash part made by any manufacturer other than the original vehicle manufacturer or her or his supplier. See Florida Statutes 501.32
  • Nonresident: means a citizen of the United States who has not established residence in this state and has not continuously resided in this state for 1 year and in one county for the 6 months immediately preceding the initiation of a vessel titling or registration action. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Novelty payment: means a payment method that does not provide systematic monitoring to detect and deter fraud. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Obstruction: means any existing or proposed object, terrain, or structure construction or alteration that exceeds the federal obstruction standards contained in 14 C. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Officers: means the chair, vice chair, and secretary of the board of directors of the corporation. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • 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 420.0001
  • Operator: means the licensee or person having general administrative charge of an adult day care center. See Florida Statutes 429.901
  • Order: means a cease and desist order issued by the enforcing authority as set forth in…. See Florida Statutes 501.203
  • Owner: means a person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vessel. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Owner: means the licensee of an adult day care center. See Florida Statutes 429.901
  • Participant: means a recipient of basic services or of supportive and optional services provided by an adult day care center. See Florida Statutes 429.901
  • 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 an individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other entity. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Person: means any individual, firm, copartnership, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, or body politic, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative thereof. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Person: includes any individual, group of individuals, firm, association, corporation, partnership, joint venture, sole proprietorship, or any other business entity. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Person: includes any natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust, partnership, federal agency, state or political subdivision or agency thereof, or any body politic; and
(3) "Member" means each incorporator of a cooperative and each person admitted to and retaining membership therein, and shall include a husband and wife admitted to joint membership. See Florida Statutes 501.202
  • personal care: includes individual assistance with or supervision of the activities of daily living and the self-administration of medication, and other similar services. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Personal services: means direct physical assistance with or supervision of the activities of daily living and the self-administration of medication and other similar services which the department may define by rule. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • 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 420.0001
  • Pledged revenues: means revenues to be derived from the financing of residential housing, mortgages, or loan payments and any other revenues or assets that may be legally available to pay the principal of, redemption premium, if any, and interest on the bonds derived from sources other than ad valorem taxation, including revenues from other sources or any combination thereof and any funds or accounts designated by the corporation; however, in no event shall the full faith and credit of the state be pledged to secure such revenue bonds. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • 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
  • Political subdivision: means the local government of any county, municipality, town, village, or other subdivision or agency thereof, or any district or special district, port commission, port authority, or other such agency authorized to establish or operate airports in the state. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Prohibited activity: means activity that will impede or disturb navigation or creates a safety hazard on waterways of this state. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Project: means any work or improvement located or to be located in the state, including real property, buildings, and any other real and personal property, designed and intended for the primary purpose of providing decent, safe, and sanitary residential housing for persons or families, whether new construction, the acquisition of existing residential housing, or the remodeling, improvement, rehabilitation, or reconstruction of existing housing, together with such related nonhousing facilities as the corporation determines to be necessary, convenient, or desirable. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Provider: means a person who is licensed to operate an adult family-care home. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Public-use airport: means an airport, publicly or privately owned, licensed by the state, which is open for use by the public. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Purchaser: means a person who is solicited to become or does become obligated to a commercial telephone seller. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Real property: means all lands, including improvements and fixtures thereon and property of any nature appurtenant thereto or used in connection therewith, and every estate, interest, and right, legal or equitable, therein, including terms of years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage, or otherwise and the indebtedness secured by such liens. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Reasonable attempt to repair: means , within the terms of an express warranty applicable to a new assistive technology device:
    (a) A maximum of three efforts by the manufacturer, the assistive technology device lessor, or any of the manufacturer's authorized assistive technology device dealers to repair a nonconformity that is subject to repair under the warranty; or
    (b) The passage of at least 30 cumulative days during which the assistive technology device is out of service because of a nonconformity that is covered by the warranty. See Florida Statutes 427.802
  • 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 420.0001
  • Relative: means an individual who is the father, mother, stepfather, stepmother, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, great-grandmother, great-grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, or half sister of an owner or administrator. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Relative: means an individual who is the father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, great-grandfather, great-grandmother, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, or half sister of a provider. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Relief person: means an adult designated by the provider to supervise the residents during the provider's absence. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Repair facility: means a motor vehicle dealer, garage, body shop, or other commercial entity which undertakes the repair or replacement of those parts that generally constitute the exterior of a motor vehicle. See Florida Statutes 501.32
  • Resident: means a person 18 years of age or older, residing in and receiving care from a facility. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Resident: means a person receiving room, board, and personal care in an adult family-care home. See Florida Statutes 429.65
  • Residential housing: means one or more new or existing residential dwelling units located or to be located in the state, including any buildings, land, improvements, equipment, facilities, or other real or personal properties which are necessary in connection therewith, including, but not limited to, related facilities for streets, sewers, and utilities. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Runway protection zone: means an area at ground level beyond the runway end to enhance the safety and protection of people and property on the ground. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Salesperson: means any individual employed, appointed, or authorized by a commercial telephone seller, regardless of whether the commercial telephone seller refers to the individual as an agent, representative, or independent contractor, who attempts to solicit or solicits a sale on behalf of the commercial telephone seller. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Service plan: means a written plan, developed and agreed upon by the resident and, if applicable, the resident's representative or designee or the resident's surrogate, guardian, or attorney in fact, if any, and the administrator or designee representing the facility, which addresses the unique physical and psychosocial needs, abilities, and personal preferences of each resident receiving extended congregate care services. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Service provider: except as otherwise defined in…. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Services: means the professional services normally provided by the service provider. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Solicit: means to initiate contact with a purchaser for the purpose of attempting to sell consumer goods or services, where such purchaser has expressed no previous interest in purchasing, investing in, or obtaining information regarding the property, goods, or services attempted to be sold. See Florida Statutes 501.603
  • Sponsor: means any individual, association, corporation, joint venture, partnership, trust, local government, or other legal entity or any combination thereof which:
    (a) Has been approved by the corporation as qualified to own, construct, acquire, rehabilitate, reconstruct, operate, lease, manage, or maintain a project; and
    (b) Except for a local government, has agreed to subject itself to the regulatory powers of the corporation. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • State: means the State of Florida. See Florida Statutes 420.102
  • State: means the State of Florida. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • State Board of Administration: means the State Board of Administration created by and referred to in…. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • State Housing Trust Fund: means the trust fund established pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Stockholder: means any financial institution authorized to do business within this state which undertakes to lend money to the corporation created pursuant to this part, upon its call, and in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 420.102
  • Structure: means any object constructed, erected, altered, or installed, including, but not limited to, buildings, towers, smokestacks, utility poles, power generation equipment, and overhead transmission lines. See Florida Statutes 421.08
  • Substandard: means :
    (a) Any unit lacking complete plumbing or sanitary facilities for the exclusive use of the occupants;
    (b) A unit which is in violation of one or more major sections of an applicable housing code and where such violation poses a serious threat to the health of the occupant; or
    (c) A unit that has been declared unfit for human habitation but that could be rehabilitated for less than 50 percent of the property value. See Florida Statutes 420.0004
  • Substantial rehabilitation: means repair or restoration of a dwelling unit where the value of such repair or restoration exceeds 40 percent of the value of the dwelling. See Florida Statutes 420.503
  • Supervision: means reminding residents to engage in activities of daily living and the self-administration of medication, and, when necessary, observing or providing verbal cuing to residents while they perform these activities. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Supportive and optional services: include , but are not limited to, speech, occupational, and physical therapy; direct transportation; legal consultation; consumer education; and referrals for followup services. See Florida Statutes 429.901
  • Supportive services: means services designed to encourage and assist aged persons or adults with disabilities to remain in the least restrictive living environment and to maintain their independence as long as possible. See Florida Statutes 429.02
  • Surcharge: means an additional charge which is to be paid by local exchange telecommunications company subscribers pursuant to the cost recovery mechanism established under…. See Florida Statutes 427.703
  • Sustained wind speed: means a wind speed determined by averaging the observed wind speed rounded up to the nearest mile per hour over a 2-minute period. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • Target: means a person residing in, incorporated in, or organized under the laws of this state who purchases, rents, leases, or otherwise obtains a product or service in the commercial market which is not for resale in the commercial market. See Florida Statutes 501.992
  • TDD: means a mechanism which is connected to a standard telephone line, operated by means of a keyboard, and used to transmit or receive signals through telephone lines. See Florida Statutes 427.703
  • Telecommunications company: includes every corporation, partnership, and person and their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, and every political subdivision of 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 427.703
  • Telecommunications relay service: means any telecommunications transmission service that allows a person who is hearing impaired or speech impaired to communicate by wire or radio in a manner that is functionally equivalent to the ability of a person who is not hearing impaired or speech impaired. See Florida Statutes 427.703
  • Threshold amount: means 3 percent of the manufacturer's suggested retail price of a motor vehicle or $650, whichever is less. See Florida Statutes 501.975
  • Trade or commerce: means the advertising, soliciting, providing, offering, or distributing, whether by sale, rental, or otherwise, of any good or service, or any property, whether tangible or intangible, or any other article, commodity, or thing of value, wherever situated. See Florida Statutes 501.203
  • Vehicle: means any automobile, truck, bus, recreational vehicle, or motorcycle required to be licensed under chapter 320 for operation over the roads of Florida, but does not include trailers, mobile homes, travel trailers, or trailer coaches without independent motive power. See Florida Statutes 501.975
  • Very-low-income persons: means one or more natural persons or a family, not including students, the total annual adjusted gross household income of which does not exceed 50 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the state, or 50 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the person or family resides, whichever is greater. See Florida Statutes 420.0004
  • Very-low-income persons: means one or more natural persons or a family, not including students as defined herein, the total annual adjusted gross household income of which does not exceed 50 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the state, or 50 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the person or family resides, whichever is greater. See Florida Statutes 420.602
  • Vessel: is synonymous with boat as referenced in…. See Florida Statutes 420.0001
  • 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
  • Violation of this part: means any violation of this act or the rules adopted under this act and may be based upon any of the following as of July 1, 2017:
    (a) Any rules promulgated pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U. See Florida Statutes 501.203
  • 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 420.0001
  • 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