§ 617.01011 Short title
§ 617.0102 Reservation of power to amend or repeal
§ 617.01201 Filing requirements
§ 617.0121 Forms
§ 617.0122 Fees for filing documents and issuing certificates
§ 617.0123 Effective date of document
§ 617.0124 Correcting filed document
§ 617.0125 Filing duties of Department of State
§ 617.0126 Appeal from Department of State’s refusal to file document.
§ 617.0127 Evidentiary effect of copy of filed document
§ 617.0128 Certificate of status
§ 617.01301 Powers of Department of State
§ 617.01401 Definitions
§ 617.0141 Notice
§ 617.02011 Incorporators
§ 617.0202 Articles of incorporation; content
§ 617.0203 Incorporation
§ 617.0204 Liability for preincorporation transactions
§ 617.0205 Organizational meeting of directors
§ 617.0206 Bylaws
§ 617.0207 Emergency bylaws
§ 617.0301 Purposes and application
§ 617.0302 Corporate powers
§ 617.0303 Emergency powers
§ 617.0304 Ultra vires
§ 617.0401 Corporate name
§ 617.0403 Registered name; application; renewal; revocation
§ 617.0501 Registered office and registered agent
§ 617.05015 Reserved name
§ 617.0502 Change of registered office or registered agent; resignation of registered agent
§ 617.0503 Registered agent; duties; confidentiality of investigation records
§ 617.0504 Service of process, notice, or demand on a corporation
§ 617.0505 Distributions; exceptions
§ 617.0601 Members, generally
§ 617.0604 Liability of members
§ 617.0605 Transfer of membership interests
§ 617.0606 Resignation of members
§ 617.0607 Termination, expulsion, and suspension
§ 617.0608 Purchase of memberships
§ 617.0701 Meetings of members, generally; failure to hold annual meeting; special meeting; consent to corporate actions without meetings; waiver of notice of meetings
§ 617.0721 Voting by members
§ 617.0725 Quorum
§ 617.07401 Members’ derivative actions.
§ 617.0801 Duties of board of directors
§ 617.0802 Qualifications of directors
§ 617.0803 Number of directors
§ 617.0806 Staggered terms for directors
§ 617.0807 Resignation of directors
§ 617.0808 Removal of directors
§ 617.0809 Board vacancy
§ 617.08101 Compensation of directors
§ 617.0820 Meetings
§ 617.0821 Action by directors without a meeting
§ 617.0822 Notice of meetings
§ 617.0823 Waiver of notice
§ 617.0824 Quorum and voting
§ 617.0825 Committees
§ 617.0830 General standards for directors
§ 617.0831 Indemnification and liability of officers, directors, employees, and agents
§ 617.0832 Director conflicts of interest
§ 617.0833 Loans to directors or officers
§ 617.0834 Officers and directors of certain corporations and associations not for profit; immunity from civil liability
§ 617.0835 Prohibited activities by private foundations
§ 617.0840 Required officers
§ 617.0841 Duties of officers
§ 617.0842 Resignation and removal of officers
§ 617.0843 Contract rights of officers
§ 617.0901 Reincorporation
§ 617.1001 Authority to amend the articles of incorporation
§ 617.1002 Procedure for amending articles of incorporation
§ 617.1006 Contents of articles of amendment
§ 617.1007 Restated articles of incorporation
§ 617.1008 Amendment pursuant to reorganization
§ 617.1009 Effect of amendment
§ 617.1101 Plan of merger
§ 617.1102 Limitation on merger
§ 617.1103 Approval of plan of merger; abandonment of plan thereafter
§ 617.1105 Articles of merger
§ 617.1106 Effect of merger
§ 617.1107 Merger of domestic and foreign corporations
§ 617.1108 Merger of domestic corporation and other eligible entities
§ 617.1201 Secured transactions and other dispositions of corporate property and assets not requiring member approval
§ 617.1202 Sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of corporate property and assets requiring member approval
§ 617.1301 Prohibited distributions
§ 617.1302 Authorized distributions
§ 617.1401 Voluntary dissolution of corporation prior to conducting its affairs
§ 617.1402 Dissolution of corporation
§ 617.1403 Articles of dissolution
§ 617.1404 Revocation of dissolution
§ 617.1405 Effect of dissolution
§ 617.1406 Plan of distribution of assets
§ 617.1407 Unknown claims against dissolved corporation
§ 617.1408 Known claims against dissolved corporation
§ 617.1420 Grounds for administrative dissolution
§ 617.1421 Procedure for and effect of administrative dissolution
§ 617.1422 Reinstatement following administrative dissolution
§ 617.1423 Appeal from denial of reinstatement
§ 617.1430 Grounds for judicial dissolution
§ 617.1431 Procedure for judicial dissolution
§ 617.1432 Receivership or custodianship
§ 617.1433 Judgment of dissolution
§ 617.1440 Deposit with Department of Financial Services
§ 617.1501 Authority of foreign corporation to conduct affairs required
§ 617.1502 Consequences of conducting affairs without authority
§ 617.1503 Application for certificate of authority
§ 617.1504 Amended certificate of authority
§ 617.1505 Effect of certificate of authority
§ 617.1506 Corporate name of foreign corporation
§ 617.1507 Registered office and registered agent of foreign corporation
§ 617.1508 Change of registered office and registered agent of foreign corporation
§ 617.1509 Resignation of registered agent of foreign corporation
§ 617.1510 Service of process, notice, or demand on a foreign corporation
§ 617.1520 Withdrawal of foreign corporation
§ 617.1530 Grounds for revocation of authority to conduct affairs
§ 617.1531 Procedure for and effect of revocation
§ 617.1532 Appeal from revocation
§ 617.1533 Reinstatement following revocation
§ 617.1601 Corporate records
§ 617.1602 Inspection of records by members
§ 617.1603 Scope of inspection right
§ 617.1604 Court-ordered inspection
§ 617.1605 Financial reports for members
§ 617.1606 Access to records
§ 617.1622 Annual report for Department of State
§ 617.1623 Corporate information available to the public; application to corporations incorporated by circuit courts and by special act of the Legislature
§ 617.1701 Application to existing domestic corporation
§ 617.1702 Application to qualified foreign corporations
§ 617.1703 Application of chapter
§ 617.1711 Application to foreign and interstate commerce
§ 617.1803 Domestication of foreign not-for-profit corporations
§ 617.1805 Corporations for profit; when may become corporations not for profit
§ 617.1806 Conversion to corporation not for profit; petition and contents
§ 617.1807 Conversion to corporation not for profit; authority of circuit judge
§ 617.1808 Application of act to corporation converted to corporation not for profit
§ 617.1809 Limited agricultural association; conversion to a domestic corporation not for profit
§ 617.1904 Estoppel
§ 617.1907 Effect of repeal or amendment of prior acts
§ 617.1908 Applicability of Florida Business Corporation Act
§ 617.2001 Corporations which may be incorporated hereunder; incorporation of certain medical services corporations
§ 617.2002 Corporation not for profit organized pursuant to s. 2, ch. 87-296; requirements
§ 617.2003 Proceedings to revoke articles of incorporation or charter or prevent its use
§ 617.2004 Extinct churches and religious societies; property
§ 617.2005 Extinct churches and religious societies; dissolution
§ 617.2006 Incorporation of labor unions or bodies
§ 617.2007 Sponge packing and marketing corporations
§ 617.2101 Corporation authorized to act as trustee
§ 617.2102 Fines and penalties against members
§ 617.2104 Florida Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
§ 617.2105 Corporation issued a deed to real property
§ 617.221 Membership associations

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 617

  • 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.
  • Affiliate: means any entity which exercises control over or is controlled by the motor vehicle service agreement company or insurer, directly or indirectly, through:
    (a) Equity ownership of voting securities;
    (b) Common managerial control; or
    (c) Collusive participation by the management of the motor vehicle service agreement company or insurer and affiliate in the management of the motor vehicle service agreement company or insurer or the affiliate. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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.
  • Articles of incorporation: includes original, amended, and restated articles of incorporation, articles of consolidation, and articles of merger, and all amendments thereto, including documents designated by the laws of this state as charters, and, in the case of a foreign corporation, documents equivalent to articles of incorporation in the jurisdiction of incorporation. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Board: means the board of directors of the plan. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Board: means the Florida Fire Safety Board. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Board of directors: means the group of persons vested with the management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which such group is designated, including, but not limited to, managers or trustees. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules adopted for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contracting: means engaging in business as a contractor. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor I: means a contractor whose business includes the execution of contracts requiring the ability to lay out, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service all types of fire protection systems, excluding preengineered systems. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor II: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to lay out, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service water sprinkler systems, water spray systems, foam-water sprinkler systems, foam-water spray systems, standpipes, combination standpipes and sprinkler risers, all piping that is an integral part of the system beginning at the point of service as defined in this section, sprinkler tank heaters, air lines, thermal systems used in connection with sprinklers, and tanks and pumps connected thereto, excluding preengineered systems. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor III: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service carbon dioxide systems, foam extinguishing systems, dry chemical systems, and Halon and other chemical systems, excluding preengineered systems. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor IV: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to lay out, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service automatic fire sprinkler systems for detached one-family dwellings, detached two-family dwellings, and mobile homes, excluding preengineered systems and excluding single-family homes in cluster units, such as apartments, condominiums, and assisted living facilities or any building that is connected to other dwellings. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor V: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service the underground piping for a fire protection system using water as the extinguishing agent beginning at the point of service as defined in this act and ending no more than 1 foot above the finished floor. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractual obligations: means any obligation under covered health care policies. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: means the Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • 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.
  • Corporation not for profit: means a corporation no part of the income or profit of which is distributable to its members, directors, or officers, except as otherwise provided under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • covered claim: includes unpaid claims under any employer liability coverage of a workers' compensation policy limited to the lesser of $300,000 or the limits of the policy. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Date of insolvency: means the effective date of an order of liquidation entered by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • 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 State. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Distribution: means the payment of a dividend or any part of the income or profit of a corporation to its members, directors, or officers. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Division: means the Division of State Fire Marshal within the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation not for profit, subject to the provisions of this chapter, except a foreign corporation. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Electronic transmission: means any form of communication, not directly involving the physical transmission or transfer of paper, which creates a record that may be retained, retrieved, and reviewed by a recipient and which may be directly reproduced in a comprehensible and legible paper form by such recipient through an automated process. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • employment: means any service performed by a firefighter employee for the firefighter employer. See Florida Statutes 633.504
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fire extinguisher: means a cylinder that:
    (a) Is portable and can be carried or is on wheels. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fire hydrant: means a connection to a water main, elevated water tank, or other source of water for the purpose of supplying water to a fire hose or other fire protection apparatus for fire suppression operations. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fire protection system: means a system individually designed to protect the interior or exterior of a specific building or buildings, structure, or other special hazard from fire. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fire service provider: means a municipality or county, the state, the division, or any political subdivision of the state, including authorities and special districts, that employs firefighters or uses volunteer firefighters to provide fire extinguishment or fire prevention services for the protection of life and property. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Firefighter: means an individual who holds a current and valid Firefighter Certificate of Compliance or Special Certificate of Compliance issued by the division under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Firefighter employee: means a firefighter, volunteer firefighter, or individual providing support services who is engaged in any employment, public or private, under any appointment or contract of hire or apprenticeship, express or implied, oral or written, whether lawfully or unlawfully employed, responding to or assisting with fire or medical emergencies, regardless of whether on duty, except those appointed under…. See Florida Statutes 633.504
  • Firefighter employer: means the state and all political subdivisions of this state, all public and quasi-public corporations in this state, and a person carrying on any employment for this state, political subdivisions of this state, and public and quasi-public corporations in this state which employs firefighter employees, except those appointed under…. See Florida Statutes 633.504
  • Firesafety inspector: means an individual who holds a current and valid Fire Safety Inspector Certificate of Compliance issued by the division under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • 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.
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation not for profit organized under laws other than the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Handling: means touching, holding, taking up, moving, controlling, or otherwise affecting with the hand or by any other agency. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Health care services: means comprehensive health care services as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Highway: means every way or place of whatever nature within the state open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for purposes of vehicular traffic and includes public streets, alleys, roadways, or driveways upon grounds of colleges, universities, and institutions and other ways open to travel by the public, notwithstanding that the same have been temporarily closed for the purpose of construction, reconstruction, maintenance, or repair. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • HMO: means a health maintenance organization possessing a valid certificate of authority issued by the office pursuant to part I of chapter 641. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insolvency: means that condition in which all of the assets of the insurer, if made immediately available, would not be sufficient to discharge all of its liabilities or that condition in which the insurer is unable to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of business. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Insolvent: means the inability of a corporation to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of its affairs. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Insolvent HMO: means an HMO against which an order of rehabilitation or liquidation has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction, with the department appointed as receiver, even if such order has not become final by the exhaustion of appellate reviews. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Insolvent insurer: means an insurer that was authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction if such order has become final by the exhaustion of appellate review. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Insurer: means an insurance carrier or self-insurance fund authorized to insure under chapter 440. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Insurer: means any property or casualty insurer duly authorized to transact such business in this state. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Keeping: means possessing, holding, retaining, maintaining, or having habitually in stock for sale. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Layout: means the layout of risers, cross mains, branch lines, sprinkler heads, sizing of pipe, hanger locations, and hydraulic calculations in accordance with the design concepts established through the Responsibility Rules adopted by the Board of Professional Engineers. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mail: means the United States mail, facsimile transmissions, and private mail carriers handling nationwide mail services. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Manufacture: means the compounding, combining, producing, or making of anything or the working of anything by hand, by machinery, or by any other agency into forms suitable for use. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Member: means one having membership rights in a corporation in accordance with the provisions of its articles of incorporation or bylaws or the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Minimum firesafety standard: means a requirement or group of requirements adopted pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Minimum Standards Course: means training of at least 360 hours as prescribed by rule adopted by the division which is required to obtain a Firefighter Certificate of Compliance under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor vehicle: means :
    (a) A self-propelled device operated solely or primarily upon roadways to transport people or property, or the component part of such a self-propelled device, except such term does not include any self-propelled vehicle, or component part of such vehicle, which:
  • Motor vehicle manufacturer: means an entity that:
    (a) Manufactures or produces motor vehicles and sells motor vehicles under its own name or label;
    (b) Is a subsidiary of an entity that manufactures or produces motor vehicles; or
    (c) Is a corporation that owns 100 percent of an entity that manufactures or produces motor vehicles. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • motor vehicle service agreement: includes any contract or agreement that provides:
    (a) For the coverage or protection defined in this subsection and which is issued or provided in conjunction with an additive product applied to the motor vehicle that is the subject of such contract or agreement;
    (b) For payment of vehicle protection expenses. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Mutual benefit corporation: means a domestic corporation that is not organized primarily or exclusively for religious purposes; is not recognized as exempt under…. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Net assets: means the amount by which the total statutory assets exceed total liability, except that assets pledged to secure debts not reflected on the books of the service agreement company shall not be included in net assets. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes individual and entity. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or voluntary organization. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • place of employment: means the physical location at which the firefighter employee is employed or deployed. See Florida Statutes 633.504
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: means the Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan created by this part. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • 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.
  • Point-of-service: means the point at which the underground piping for a fire protection system as defined in this section using water as the extinguishing agent becomes used exclusively for the fire protection system. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Preengineered system: means a fire suppression system which:
  • Premium: means the total amount paid by the agreement holder. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rate: means the unit charge by which the measure of exposure in a service agreement is multiplied to determine the premium. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Sale: means the act of selling; the act whereby the ownership of property is transferred from one person to another for a sum of money or, loosely, for any consideration. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Salesperson: means any dealership, corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship employed or otherwise retained by an insurer or motor vehicle service agreement company for the purpose of selling or issuing motor vehicle service agreements or for the purpose of soliciting or retaining other salespersons. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Self-insurance fund: means a group self-insurance fund authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • service agreement: means any contract or agreement indemnifying the service agreement holder for the motor vehicle listed on the service agreement and arising out of the ownership, operation, and use of the motor vehicle against loss caused by failure of any mechanical or other component part, or any mechanical or other component part that does not function as it was originally intended; however, nothing in this part shall prohibit or affect the giving, free of charge, of the usual performance guarantees by manufacturers or dealers in connection with the sale of motor vehicles. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • service agreement company: means any corporation, sole proprietorship, or partnership (other than an authorized insurer) issuing motor vehicle service agreements. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • 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.
  • Sprinkler system: means a type of fire protection system, manual or automatic, using water as an extinguishing agent and installed in accordance with applicable National Fire Protection Association standards. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subscriber: means any resident of this state who is enrolled for benefits provided by an HMO and who makes premium payments or for whom premium payments are made. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Successor entity: means any trust, receivership, or other legal entity that is governed by the laws of this state to which the remaining assets and liabilities of a dissolved corporation are transferred and that exists solely for the purposes of prosecuting and defending suits by or against the dissolved corporation and enabling the dissolved corporation to settle and close the business of the dissolved corporation, to dispose of and convey the property of the dissolved corporation, to discharge the liabilities of the dissolved corporation, and to distribute to the dissolved corporation's members any remaining assets, but not for the purpose of continuing the business for which the dissolved corporation was organized. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • Support services: means those activities that a fire service provider has trained an individual to perform safely outside the hot zone of an emergency scene, including pulling hoses, opening and closing fire hydrants, driving and operating apparatus, carrying tools, carrying or moving equipment, directing traffic, manning a resource pool, or similar activities. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Suspension: means the temporary withdrawal of a license, certificate, or permit issued pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transportation: means the conveying or carrying of property from one place to another by motor vehicle (except a motor vehicle subject to…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unearned gross written premium: means that portion of the gross written premium which has not been amortized or earned on a pro rata basis. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Unearned premium: means that portion of the gross written premium which has not been earned on a straight pro rata basis. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Unearned premium reserve: means unencumbered assets equal to 50 percent of the unearned premium. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Uniform firesafety standard: means a requirement or group of requirements for the protection of life and property from loss by fire which shall be met by every building and structure specified in…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Use: means application, employment; that enjoyment of property which consists of its employment, occupation, exercise, or practice. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Vehicle protection expenses: means a preestablished flat amount payable for the loss of or damage to a vehicle or expenses incurred by the service agreement holder for loss or damage to a covered vehicle, including, but not limited to, applicable deductibles under a motor vehicle insurance policy; temporary vehicle rental expenses; expenses for a replacement vehicle that is at least the same year, make, and model of the stolen motor vehicle; sales taxes or registration fees for a replacement vehicle that is at least the same year, make, and model of the stolen vehicle; or other incidental expenses specified in the agreement. See Florida Statutes 634.011
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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
  • Volunteer firefighter: means an individual who holds a current and valid Volunteer Firefighter Certificate of Completion issued by the division under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Voting power: means the total number of votes entitled to be cast for the election of directors at the time the determination of voting power is made, excluding a vote that is contingent upon the happening of a condition or event that has not yet occurred. See Florida Statutes 631.827
  • 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