§ 624.401 Certificate of authority required
§ 624.402 Exceptions, certificate of authority required
§ 624.4031 Church benefit plans and church benefit board
§ 624.404 General eligibility of insurers for certificate of authority
§ 624.4055 Restrictions on existing private passenger automobile insurance
§ 624.406 Combinations of insuring powers, one insurer
§ 624.407 Surplus required; new insurers
§ 624.40711 Restrictions on insurers that are wholly owned subsidiaries of insurers to do business in state
§ 624.4073 Officers and directors of insolvent insurers
§ 624.408 Surplus required; current insurers
§ 624.4085 Risk-based capital requirements for insurers
§ 624.40851 Confidentiality of risk-based capital information
§ 624.4094 Bail bond premiums
§ 624.4095 Premiums written; restrictions
§ 624.410 Permissible insuring combinations without additional capital funds
§ 624.411 Deposit requirement; domestic insurers and foreign insurers
§ 624.412 Deposit of alien insurers
§ 624.413 Application for certificate of authority
§ 624.4135 Redomestication
§ 624.414 Issuance or refusal of authority
§ 624.415 Ownership of certificate of authority; return
§ 624.416 Continuance, expiration, reinstatement, and amendment of certificate of authority
§ 624.418 Suspension, revocation of certificate of authority for violations and special grounds
§ 624.420 Order, notice of suspension or revocation of certificate of authority; effect; publication
§ 624.421 Duration of suspension; insurer’s obligations during suspension period; reinstatement
§ 624.4211 Administrative fine in lieu of suspension or revocation
§ 624.4212 Confidentiality of proprietary business and other information
§ 624.4213 Trade secret documents
§ 624.422 Service of process; appointment of Chief Financial Officer as process agent
§ 624.423 Serving process
§ 624.424 Annual statement and other information
§ 624.4241 NAIC filing requirements
§ 624.4243 Reporting of premium growth
§ 624.4245 Change in controlling interest of foreign or alien insurer; report required
§ 624.425 Agent countersignature required, property, casualty, surety insurance
§ 624.426 Exceptions to countersignature law
§ 624.428 Licensed agent law, life and health insurances
§ 624.430 Withdrawal of insurer or discontinuance of writing certain kinds or lines of insurance
§ 624.4305 Nonrenewal of residential property insurance policies
§ 624.4315 Workers’ compensation insurers; notice of significant underwriting change
§ 624.436 Florida Nonprofit Multiple-Employer Welfare Arrangement Act
§ 624.4361 Definitions
§ 624.437 “Multiple-employer welfare arrangement” defined; certificate of authority required; penalty
§ 624.438 General eligibility
§ 624.4385 Certain words prohibited in name of organization
§ 624.439 Filing of application
§ 624.4392 Fund balance
§ 624.44 Examination by the office
§ 624.441 Insolvency protection
§ 624.4411 Administrative, provider, and management contracts
§ 624.4412 Policy forms
§ 624.4414 Employer participants’ liability
§ 624.4415 Assessments
§ 624.4416 Assessments by receiver
§ 624.4417 Certain sales prohibited
§ 624.442 Annual reports; actuarial certification; quarterly reports; penalties
§ 624.443 Place of business; maintenance of records
§ 624.4431 Administration; rules
§ 624.4432 Assets, liabilities, and investments
§ 624.444 Suspension, revocation of approval
§ 624.445 Order, notice, duration, effect of suspension or revocation; administrative fine
§ 624.446 Rehabilitation, dissolution
§ 624.447 Certificate of insurance for contractors
§ 624.448 Assets of insurers; reporting requirements
§ 624.449 Insurer investment in foreign companies
§ 624.45 Participation of financial institutions in reinsurance and in insurance exchanges
§ 624.460 Short title
§ 624.461 Definition
§ 624.462 Commercial self-insurance funds
§ 624.4621 Group self-insurance funds
§ 624.4622 Local government self-insurance funds
§ 624.46223 Notice of intent to withdraw
§ 624.46225 Self-insured public utilities
§ 624.46226 Public housing authorities self-insurance funds; exemption for taxation and assessments
§ 624.4623 Independent Educational Institution Self-Insurance Funds
§ 624.4625 Corporation not for profit self-insurance funds
§ 624.4626 Electric cooperative self-insurance fund
§ 624.464 Certificate of authority required; penalties
§ 624.466 Application requirements for certificate of authority
§ 624.468 Continuing requirements for certificate of authority
§ 624.470 Annual reports
§ 624.472 Member’s liability
§ 624.473 Dividends
§ 624.474 Assessments
§ 624.4741 Venue in assessment actions
§ 624.475 Tax on premiums, contributions, and assessments
§ 624.476 Impaired self-insurance funds
§ 624.477 Liquidation, rehabilitation, reorganization, and conservation
§ 624.480 Filing, approval, and disapproval of forms
§ 624.482 Making and use of rates
§ 624.483 Self-insurer members; payment of delinquent premiums and assessments
§ 624.484 Registration of agent
§ 624.486 Examination
§ 624.487 Enforcement of specified insurance provisions
§ 624.488 Applicability of related laws
§ 624.489 Liability of trustees of self-insurance trust fund and directors of self-insurance funds operating as corporations
§ 624.490 Registration of pharmacy benefit managers

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 624 > Part III

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliate: means a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with an applicant or registrant. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Agreement: means a contract executed between a buyer or lessee and a seller that leases or sells a distributed energy generation system. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • 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.
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Associated person: means :
    (a) With respect to a dealer or investment adviser, any of the following:
  • 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.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Base period: means the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the first day of an individual's benefit year. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • 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
  • Benefits: means the money payable to an individual, as provided in this chapter, for his or her unemployment. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Boiler room: means an enterprise in which two or more persons engage in telephone communications with members of the public using two or more telephones at one location, or at more than one location in a common scheme or enterprise. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • borrower: means a person who has incurred either direct or contingent liability to repay a consumer finance loan. See Florida Statutes 516.01
  • Branch office: means any location in this state of a dealer or investment adviser at which one or more associated persons regularly conduct the business of rendering investment advice or effecting any transactions in, or inducing or attempting to induce the purchase or sale of, any security or any location that is held out as such. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Buyer: means a person that enters into an agreement to buy a distributed energy generation system from a seller. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • Commission: means the Financial Services Commission. See Florida Statutes 516.01
  • Commission: means the Financial Services Commission. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consumer finance loan: means a loan of money, credit, goods, or choses in action, including, except as otherwise specifically indicated, provision of a line of credit, in an amount or to a value of $25,000 or less for which the lender charges, contracts for, collects, or receives interest at a rate greater than 18 percent per annum. See Florida Statutes 516.01
  • Contingent beneficiary: Receiver of property or benefits if the first named beneficiary fails to receive any or all of the property or benefits in question before his (her) death.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Control person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, trust, or other organization that possesses the power, directly or indirectly, to direct the management or policies of a company, whether through ownership of securities, by contract, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 516.01
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: includes any of the following:
  • 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 Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 445.002
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distributed energy generation system: means a device or system that is used to generate or store electricity; that has an electric delivery capacity, individually or in connection with other similar devices or systems, of greater than one kilowatt or one kilowatt-hour; and that is used primarily for on-site consumption. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Employing unit: means an individual or type of organization, including a partnership, limited liability company, association, trust, estate, joint-stock company, insurance company, or corporation, whether domestic or foreign; the receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, trustee, or successor of any of the foregoing; or the legal representative of a deceased person, which has or had in its employ one or more individuals performing services for it within this state. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • Employment: means a service subject to this chapter under…. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • 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
  • 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 covered adviser: means a person who is registered or required to be registered under…. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Federal covered security: means any security that is a covered security under…. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • 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
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • 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).
  • For cause: includes , but is not limited to, engaging in fraud or other criminal acts, incapacity, unfitness, neglect of duty, official incompetence and irresponsibility, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, or lack of performance. See Florida Statutes 445.002
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund created under this chapter, into which all contributions and reimbursements required under this chapter are deposited and from which all benefits provided under this chapter are paid. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • 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
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guarantor: means a person who agrees in writing, or who holds itself out to the public as agreeing, to pay the indebtedness of another when due, including, without limitation, payments of principal and interest on a bond, debenture, note, or other evidence of indebtedness, without resort by the holder to any other obligor, whether or not such writing expressly states that the person signing is signing as a guarantor. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Guaranty: means a writing in which one party either agrees, or holds itself out to the public as agreeing, to pay the indebtedness of another when due, including, without limitation, payments of principal and interest on a bond, debenture, note, or other evidence of indebtedness, without resort by the holder to any other obligor, whether or not such writing expressly states that the person signing is signing as a guarantor. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • 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.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insured work: means employment for employers. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • Interest: means the cost of obtaining a consumer finance loan and includes any profit or advantage of any kind whatsoever that a lender may charge, contract for, collect, receive, or in anywise obtain, including by means of any collateral sale, purchase, or agreement, as a condition for a consumer finance loan. See Florida Statutes 516.01
  • 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
  • Intermediary: means a natural person residing in the state or a corporation, trust, partnership, association, or other legal entity registered with the Secretary of State to do business in the state, which facilitates the offer or sale of securities under…. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Investment adviser: includes any person who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, and engages for all or part of her or his time, directly or indirectly, or through publications or writings, in the business of advising others as to the value of securities or as to the advisability of investments in, purchasing of, or selling of securities, except a dealer whose performance of these services is solely incidental to the conduct of her or his business as a dealer and who receives no special compensation for such services. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Issuer: means any person who proposes to issue, has issued, or shall hereafter issue any security. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • 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 1.01
  • Lessee: means a person that enters into an agreement to lease or rent a distributed energy generation system. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means a permit issued under this chapter to make and collect loans in accordance with this chapter at a single place of business. See Florida Statutes 516.01
  • Licensee: means a person to whom a license is issued. See Florida Statutes 516.01
  • 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.
  • Minimum finance charge: The minimum, or fixed, finance charge that will be imposed during a billing cycle. A minimum finance charge usually applies only when a finance charge is imposed, that is, when you carry over a balance. Source: Federal Reserve
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • 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.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • offer: means any attempt or offer to dispose of, or solicitation of an offer to buy, a security or interest in a security, or an investment or interest in an investment, for value. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Office: means the Office of Financial Regulation of the commission. See Florida Statutes 516.01
  • Office: means the Office of Financial Regulation of the commission. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • 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 1.01
  • 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 individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Portable spa: means a nonpermanent structure intended for recreational bathing, in which all controls and water-heating and water-circulating equipment are an integral part of the product and which is cord-connected and not permanently electrically wired. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Principal: means an executive officer of a corporation, partner of a partnership, sole proprietor of a sole proprietorship, trustee of a trust, or any other person with similar supervisory functions with respect to any organization, whether incorporated or unincorporated. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • 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.
  • Promoter: includes the following:
    (a) Any person who, acting alone or in conjunction with one or more other persons, directly or indirectly takes the initiative in founding and organizing the business or enterprise of an issuer. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Qualified institutional buyer: means any qualified institutional buyer, as defined in United States Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 144A, 17 C. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reemployment assistance: means cash benefits payable to individuals with respect to their unemployment pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Reimbursement: means a payment of money to the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund in lieu of a contribution which is required under this chapter to finance reemployment assistance benefits. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • 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.
  • Residential: means situated on the premises of a detached one-family or two-family dwelling or a one-family townhouse not more than three stories high. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Security: includes any of the following:
    (a) A note. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • sell: means any contract of sale or disposition of any investment, security, or interest in a security, for value. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Seller: means a person regularly engaged in, and whose business substantially consists of, selling or leasing goods, including distributed energy generation systems, to buyers or lessees. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • service provider: means the state agency providing reemployment assistance tax collection services under contract with the Department of Economic Opportunity through an interagency agreement pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • services: when used in reference to individuals who are not receiving temporary cash assistance, means nonrecurrent, short-term benefits designed to deal with a specific crisis situation or episode of need and other services; work subsidies; supportive services such as child care and transportation; services such as counseling, case management, peer support, and child care information and referral; transitional services, job retention, job advancement, and other employment-related services; nonmedical treatment for substance abuse or mental health problems; teen pregnancy prevention; two-parent family support, including noncustodial parent employment; court-ordered supervised visitation, and responsible fatherhood services; and any other services that are reasonably calculated to further the purposes of the welfare transition program. See Florida Statutes 445.002
  • 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.
  • State: includes the states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • State board: means the state workforce development board established pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Pub. See Florida Statutes 445.002
  • State law: means the unemployment insurance law of any state, approved by the United States Secretary of Labor under…. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Swimming pool: means any structure, located in a residential area, that is intended for swimming or recreational bathing and contains water over 24 inches deep, including, but not limited to, in-ground, aboveground, and on-ground swimming pools; hot tubs; and nonportable spas. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • under common control with: means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Underwriter: means a person who has purchased from an issuer or an affiliate of an issuer with a view to, or offers or sells for an issuer or an affiliate of an issuer in connection with, the distribution of any security, or participates or has a direct or indirect participation in any such undertaking, or participates or has a participation in the direct or indirect underwriting of any such undertaking; except that a person shall be presumed not to be an underwriter with respect to any security which she or he has owned beneficially for at least 1 year; and, further, a dealer shall not be considered an underwriter with respect to any securities which do not represent part of an unsold allotment to or subscription by the dealer as a participant in the distribution of such securities by the issuer or an affiliate of the issuer; and, further, in the case of securities acquired on the conversion of another security without payment of additional consideration, the length of time such securities have been beneficially owned by a person includes the period during which the convertible security was beneficially owned and the period during which the security acquired on conversion has been beneficially owned. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • 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
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • 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 1.01
  • Viatical settlement investment: means an agreement for the purchase, sale, assignment, transfer, devise, or bequest of all or any portion of a legal or equitable interest in a viaticated policy as defined in chapter 626. See Florida Statutes 517.021
  • Wages: means remuneration subject to this chapter under…. See Florida Statutes 443.036
  • Welfare transition services: means those workforce services provided to current or former recipients of temporary cash assistance under chapter 414. See Florida Statutes 445.002
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01