Part I Insurance Representatives: Licensing Procedures and General Requirements 626.011 – 626.711
Part II General Lines Agents 626.726 – 626.754
Part III Life Insurance Agents 626.776 – 626.798
Part IV Health Insurance Agents 626.826 – 626.839
Part V Title Insurance Agents 626.841 – 626.8473
Part VI Insurance Adjusters 626.851 – 626.8797
Part VII Insurance Administrators 626.88 – 626.8991
Part VIII Unauthorized Insurers and Surplus Lines 626.901 – 626.939
Part IX Unfair Insurance Trade Practices 626.951 – 626.99
Part X Viatical Settlements 626.991 – 626.99295
Part XI Structured Settlements 626.99296
Part XII Interstate Insurance Product Regulation 626.9931 – 626.9938
Part XIII Navigators 626.995 – 626.9958

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 626

  • Active participant: means a member in good standing of an association who attends 4 or more hours of association meetings every year, not including any department-approved continuing education course. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Adjuster: means a public adjuster as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • adjusters: as used in this part applies to all licensees defined as any type of adjuster. See Florida Statutes 626.852
  • Administrative Procedures Committee: means a committee designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Affiliated finance company: means a finance company which:
    (a) Is affiliated with or controlled by a manufacturer or wholesale distributor through common ownership, officers, directors, or management; or
    (b) Has a contractual agreement with a manufacturer or wholesale distributor to finance, via sale or lease, motor vehicles produced or distributed by such manufacturer or wholesale distributor. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • agent: includes an insurance producer or producer, but does not include a customer representative, limited customer representative, or service representative. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Amateur: means a person who has never received nor competed for any purse or other article of value, either for the expenses of training or for participating in a match, other than a prize of $50 or less in value. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Amateur sanctioning organization: means a business entity organized for sanctioning and supervising matches involving amateurs. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Appointment: means the authority given by an insurer or employer to a licensee to transact insurance or adjust claims on behalf of an insurer or employer. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Appropriate law enforcement official: means the sheriff of the county in which a secondhand dealer is located or, if the secondhand dealer is located within a municipality, both the police chief of the municipality and the sheriff; however, the sheriff or police chief may designate as the appropriate law enforcement official for that county or municipality, as applicable, any law enforcement officer working within that respective county or municipality. See Florida Statutes 538.03
  • Appropriate law enforcement official: means the sheriff of the county in which a secondary metals recycler is located or, if the secondary metals recycler is located within a municipality, the police chief of the municipality in which the secondary metals recycler is located; however, the sheriff or police chief may designate as the appropriate law enforcement official for the county or municipality, as applicable, any law enforcement officer working within that respective county or municipality. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Approved: means conforming to the requirements of the Florida Building Code. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Approved inspection agency: means an organization determined by the department to be especially qualified by reason of facilities, personnel, experience, and demonstrated reliability to investigate, test, and evaluate manufactured building units or systems or the component parts thereof, together with the plans, specifications, and quality control procedures to ensure that such units, systems, or component parts are in full compliance with the Florida Building Code and to label such units complying with those standards. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Association: includes the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Florida Association of Health Underwriters (FAHU), the Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies (LAAIA), the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA), the Florida Bail Agents Association (FBAA), or the Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS). See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Automated kiosk: means an interactive device that is permanently installed within a secure retail space and that has the following technological functions:
  • Automotive-related product: means a motor vehicle service agreement, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • Blaster: means a person employed by a user who detonates or otherwise effects the explosion of an explosive. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • Board: means any board or commission, or other statutorily created entity to the extent such entity is authorized to exercise regulatory or rulemaking functions, within the department, including the Florida Real Estate Commission; except that, for ss. See Florida Statutes 553.39
  • bona fide organization that promotes or encourages the adoption of greyhounds: means any organization that provides evidence of compliance with chapter 496 and possesses a valid exemption from federal taxation issued by the Internal Revenue Service. See Florida Statutes 626.923
  • Boxing: means the unarmed combat sport of fighting by striking with fists. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Breaks: means the portion of a pari-mutuel pool which is computed by rounding down to the nearest multiple of 10 cents and is not distributed to the contributors or withheld by the permitholder as takeout. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Broadcast: means the broadcast, transmission, simulcast, or exhibition in any medium or manner by means that may include, but are not limited to, community antenna systems that receive and retransmit television or radio signals by wire, cable, or otherwise to television or radio sets, and cable origination networks or programmers that transmit programming to community antenna televisions or closed-circuit systems by wire, cable, satellite, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Category I liquefied petroleum gas dealer: means any person selling or offering to sell by delivery or at a stationary location any liquefied petroleum gas to the ultimate consumer for industrial, commercial, or domestic use; any person leasing or offering to lease, or exchanging or offering to exchange, any apparatus, appliances, and equipment for the use of liquefied petroleum gas; any person installing, servicing, altering, or modifying apparatus, piping, tubing, appliances, and equipment for the use of liquefied petroleum or natural gas; any person installing carburetion equipment; or any person requalifying cylinders. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Category II liquefied petroleum gas dispenser: means any person engaging in the business of operating a liquefied petroleum gas dispensing unit for the purpose of serving liquid products to the ultimate consumer for industrial, commercial, or domestic use, and selling or offering to sell, or leasing or offering to lease, apparatus, appliances, and equipment for the use of liquefied petroleum gas, including maintaining a cylinder storage rack at the licensed business location for the purpose of storing cylinders filled by the licensed business for sale or use at a later date. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Category III liquefied petroleum gas cylinder exchange operator: means any person operating a storage facility used for the purpose of storing filled propane cylinders of not more than 43. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Category IV liquefied petroleum gas dispenser and recreational vehicle servicer: means any person engaging in the business of operating a liquefied petroleum gas dispensing unit for the purpose of serving liquid product to the ultimate consumer for industrial, commercial, or domestic use, and selling or offering to sell, or leasing or offering to lease, apparatus, appliances, and equipment for the use of liquefied petroleum gas, and whose services include the installation, service, or repair of recreational vehicle liquefied petroleum gas appliances and equipment. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Category V liquefied petroleum gases dealer for industrial uses only: means any person engaged in the business of filling, selling, and transporting liquefied petroleum gas containers for use in welding, forklifts, or other industrial applications. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Commission: means the Florida State Boxing Commission. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Commission: means the Florida Building Commission created by this part. See Florida Statutes 553.71
  • Contest: means a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts engagement in which persons participating strive to win using strikes and blows to the head or other full-contact maneuvers. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • current race meet: means the conduct of racing or games pursuant to a current year's operating license issued by the division. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Customer representative: means an individual appointed by a general lines agent or agency to assist that agent or agency in transacting the business of insurance from the office of that agent or agency. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Dealer: means a person engaged in the wholesale or retail business of buying and selling explosives. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • Dealer: means a franchised motor vehicle dealer, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • Dealer in appliances and equipment for use of liquefied petroleum gas: means any person selling or offering to sell, or leasing or offering to lease, apparatus, appliances, and equipment for the use of liquefied petroleum gas. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 553.39
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Department: means the Department of Revenue. See Florida Statutes 538.03
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 626.2815
  • Department: means the Department of Revenue. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Department: means the Department of Revenue. See Florida Statutes 538.31
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 553.71
  • Designated slot machine gaming area: means the area or areas of a facility of a slot machine licensee in which slot machine gaming may be conducted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Discount plan: means a business arrangement or contract in which a person, in exchange for fees, dues, charges, or other consideration, provides access for plan members to providers of medical services and the right to receive medical services from those providers at a discount. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Discount plan organization: means an entity that, in exchange for fees, dues, charges, or other consideration, provides access for plan members to providers of medical services and the right to receive medical services from those providers at a discount. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Distributor: means any person who sells, leases, or offers or otherwise provides, distributes, or services any slot machine or associated equipment for use or play of slot machines in this state. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Division: means the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Division: means the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • Division: means the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Eligible facility: means any licensed pari-mutuel facility located in Miami-Dade County or Broward County existing at the time of adoption of…. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Event: means one or more matches comprising a show. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Event: means a single contest, race, or game within a performance. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Exchange: means an exchange established for this state under PPACA. See Florida Statutes 626.9951
  • Exhibition: means a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts engagement in which persons participating show or display their skill without necessarily striving to win using strikes and blows to the head or other full-contact maneuvers. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Explosive materials: means explosives, blasting agents, or detonators. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • explosives: includes , but is not limited to, dynamite, nitroglycerin, trinitrotoluene, other high explosives, black powder, pellet powder, initiating explosives, detonators, safety fuses, squibs, detonating cord, igniter cord, and igniters. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • Face value: means the dollar value of a ticket equal to the dollar amount that a customer is required to pay or, for complimentary tickets, would have been required to pay to purchase a ticket with equivalent seating priority in order to view the event. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • factory-built building: means a closed structure, building assembly, or system of subassemblies, which may include structural, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, or other service systems manufactured in manufacturing facilities for installation or erection as a finished building or as part of a finished building, which shall include, but not be limited to, residential, commercial, institutional, storage, and industrial structures. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Factory-built school shelter: means any site-assembled or factory-built school building that is designed to be portable, relocatable, demountable, or reconstructible and that complies with the provisions for enhanced hurricane protection areas, as required by the applicable code. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Ferrous metals: means any metals containing significant quantities of iron or steel. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Finance company: means a person engaged in the business of financing the sale or lease of motor vehicles, or engaged in the business of purchasing or acquiring vehicle contracts in this state. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • Financial services business: means a financial activity regulated by the Department of Financial Services, the Office of Insurance Regulation, or the Office of Financial Regulation. See Florida Statutes 626.9951
  • Fixed location: means any site occupied by a secondary metals recycler as owner of the site or as lessee of the site under a lease or other rental agreement providing for occupation of the site by the secondary metals recycler for a total duration of not less than 364 days. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Fronton: means a building or enclosure that contains a playing court with three walls designed and constructed for playing the sport of jai alai or pelota. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Full contact: means the use of strikes and blows during a match which:
    (a) Are intended to break the plane of the receiving participant's or amateur's body;
    (b) Are delivered to the head, face, neck, or body of the receiving participant or amateur; and
    (c) Cause the receiving participant or amateur to move in response to the strike or blow. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • General lines agent: means an agent transacting any one or more of the following kinds of insurance:
    (a) Property insurance. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Guest track: means a track or fronton receiving or accepting an intertrack wager. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Handle: means the aggregate contributions to pari-mutuel pools. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Harness racing: means a type of horseracing which is limited to standardbred horses using a pacing or trotting gait in which each horse pulls a two-wheeled cart called a sulky guided by a driver. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Health agent: means an agent representing a health maintenance organization or, as to health insurance only, an insurer transacting health insurance. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Highway: means any public highway in this state, including public streets, alleys, and other thoroughfares, by whatever name, in any municipality. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • Home state: means the District of Columbia and any state or territory of the United States in which an agent or adjuster maintains his or her principal place of residence or principal place of business and is licensed to act as an insurance agent or adjuster. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Horserace permitholder: means any thoroughbred entity permitted under the provisions of this chapter to conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of thoroughbred racing; any harness entity permitted under this chapter to conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of harness racing; or any quarter horse entity permitted under this chapter to conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of quarter horse racing. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Host track: means a track or fronton conducting a live or simulcast race or game that is the subject of an intertrack wager. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Insignia: means an approved device or seal issued by the department to indicate compliance with the standards and rules established pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Insurance agency: means a business location at which an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity, other than an employee of the individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity and other than an insurer as defined by…. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • insurance contract: means a written contract of, or a written agreement for or effecting, insurance, or the certificate thereof, by whatever name called, and includes all clauses, riders, endorsements, and papers which are a part thereof. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
  • Intertrack wager: means a particular form of pari-mutuel wagering in which wagers are accepted at a permitted, in-state track, fronton, or pari-mutuel facility on a race or game transmitted from and performed live at, or simulcast signal rebroadcast from, another in-state pari-mutuel facility. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Jewelry: means a personal ornament that contains precious metals and may contain gemstones. See Florida Statutes 538.31
  • Judge: means a person licensed by the commission who evaluates and scores a match using a designated scoring system. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Kickboxing: means the unarmed combat sport of fighting by striking with the fists, hands, feet, legs, or any combination thereof. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Legislative Auditing Committee: means a committee or committees designated by joint rule of the Legislature, by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • License: means any permit, registration, certificate, or license issued by the department. See Florida Statutes 553.39
  • License: means a document issued by the department or office authorizing a person to be appointed to transact insurance or adjust claims for the kind, line, or class of insurance identified in the document. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • License year: means the period from September 1 through the following August 31, or April 1 through the following March 31, depending upon the type of license. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Licensee: means any person issued a permit, registration, certificate, or license by the department. See Florida Statutes 553.39
  • Life agent: means an individual representing an insurer as to life insurance and annuity contracts, or acting as a viatical settlement broker as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Limited customer representative: means a customer representative appointed by a general lines agent or agency to assist that agent or agency in transacting only the business of private passenger motor vehicle insurance from the office of that agent or agency. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Limited lines insurance: means those categories of business specified in ss. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Line of authority: means a kind, line, or class of insurance an agent is authorized to transact. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Liquefied petroleum gas: means any material which is composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons, or mixtures of the same: propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or isobutane), and butylenes. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Load management control device: means any device installed by any electric utility or its contractors which temporarily interrupts electric service to major appliances, motors, or other electrical systems contained within the buildings or on the premises of consumers for the purpose of reducing the utility's system demand as needed in order to prevent curtailment of electric service in whole or in part to consumers and thereby maintain the quality of service to consumers, provided the device is in compliance with a program approved by the Florida Public Service Commission. See Florida Statutes 553.71
  • Local enforcement agency: means an agency of local government, a local school board, a community college board of trustees, or a university board of trustees in the State University System with jurisdiction to make inspections of buildings and to enforce the codes which establish standards for design, construction, erection, alteration, repair, modification, or demolition of public or private buildings, structures, or facilities. See Florida Statutes 553.71
  • local governing body: as used in this part shall be construed to refer exclusively to such local board or agency. See Florida Statutes 553.73
  • Local government: means any municipality, county, district, or combination thereof comprising a governmental unit. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • LP gas installer: means any person who is engaged in the liquefied petroleum gas business and whose services include the installation, servicing, altering, or modifying of apparatus, piping, tubing, tanks, and equipment for the use of liquefied petroleum or natural gas and selling or offering to sell, or leasing or offering to lease, apparatus, appliances, and equipment for the use of liquefied petroleum or natural gas. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Mail-in secondhand precious metals dealer: means any person or entity that:
  • Manager: means a person who, directly or indirectly, controls or administers the boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts affairs of a participant. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Managing general agent: means any person managing all or part of the insurance business of an insurer, including the management of a separate division, department, or underwriting office, and acting as an agent for that insurer, whether known as a managing general agent, manager, or other similar term, who, with or without authority, separately or together with affiliates, produces directly or indirectly, or underwrites an amount of gross direct written premium equal to or more than 5 percent of the policyholder surplus as reported in the last annual statement of the insurer in any single quarter or year and also does one or more of the following:
  • Manufacture: means the process of making, fabricating, constructing, forming, or assembling a product from raw, unfinished, semifinished, or finished materials. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Manufacturer: means any person who manufactures, builds, rebuilds, fabricates, assembles, produces, programs, designs, or otherwise makes modifications to any slot machine or associated equipment for use or play of slot machines in this state for gaming purposes. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Manufacturer: means a person engaged, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of motor vehicles. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • Manufacturer of liquefied petroleum gas appliances and equipment: means any person in this state manufacturing and offering for sale or selling tanks, cylinders, or other containers and necessary appurtenances for use in the storage, transportation, or delivery of such gas to the ultimate consumer, or manufacturing and offering for sale or selling apparatus, appliances, and equipment for the use of liquefied petroleum gas to the ultimate consumer. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Manufacturer-distributor: means a person engaged in the manufacture, compounding, combining, production, or distribution of explosives. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • Market area: means an area within 25 miles of a permitholder's track or fronton. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Marketer: means a person or entity that markets, promotes, sells, or distributes a discount plan, including a private label entity that places its name on and markets or distributes a discount plan but does not operate a discount plan. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Match: means a contest or exhibition. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Matchmaker: means a person who brings together professionals or arranges matches for professionals. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Medical services: means any care, service, or treatment of illness or dysfunction of, or injury to, the human body, including, but not limited to, physician care, inpatient care, hospital surgical services, emergency services, ambulance services, dental care services, vision care services, mental health services, substance abuse services, chiropractic services, podiatric care services, laboratory services, and medical equipment and supplies. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • meeting: means the conduct of live racing or jai alai for any stake, purse, prize, or premium. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Member: means any person who pays fees, dues, charges, or other consideration for the right to receive the purported benefits of a discount plan. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Mixed martial arts: means the unarmed combat sport involving the use of a combination of techniques, including, but not limited to, grappling, kicking, striking, and using techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including, but not limited to, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, jujitsu, and wrestling. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Mobile home: means any residential unit constructed to standards promulgated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Module: means a separately transported three-dimensional component of a manufactured building which contains all or a portion of structural systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems, fire systems, and thermal systems. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Money: means a medium of exchange authorized or adopted by a domestic or foreign government as part of its currency. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Navigator: means an individual authorized by an exchange to serve as a navigator, or who works on behalf of an entity authorized by an exchange to serve as a navigator, pursuant to 42 U. See Florida Statutes 626.9951
  • Net pool pricing: means a method of calculating prices awarded to winning wagers relative to the contribution, net of takeouts, to a pool by each participating jurisdiction or, as applicable, site. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Open construction: means any building, building component, assembly, or system manufactured in such a manner that all portions can be readily inspected at the building site without disassembly thereof, damage thereto, or destruction thereof. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Package: means any container or wrapping in which any commodity is enclosed for use in the delivery or display of that commodity to purchasers. See Florida Statutes 626.2815
  • Pari-mutuel: means a system of betting on races or games in which the winners divide the total amount bet, after deducting management expenses and taxes, in proportion to the sums they have wagered individually and with regard to the odds assigned to particular outcomes. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Pari-mutuel facility: means a racetrack, fronton, or other facility used by a permitholder for the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Participant: means a professional competing in a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts match. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • pelota: means a ball game of Spanish origin played on a court with three walls. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Performance: means a series of events, races, or games performed consecutively under a single admission charge. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Person: means any natural person, partnership, association, or corporation. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, interinsurer, Lloyds insurer, fraternal benefit society, or business trust or any entity involved in the business of insurance. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, organization, or cooperative. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Person: includes both plural and singular, as the case demands, and includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, companies, societies, and associations. See Florida Statutes 626.2815
  • Person: means an individual, firm, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, trustee, receiver, or assignee for the benefit of creditors. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • Personal identification card: means a valid Florida driver license, a Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, an equivalent form of identification issued by another state, a passport, or an employment authorization issued by the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services that contains an individual's photograph and current address. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Personal lines agent: means a general lines agent who is limited to transacting business related to property and casualty insurance sold to individuals and families for noncommercial purposes. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Physician: means a person who is approved by the commission, who has a license to practice medicine issued pursuant to chapter 458 or chapter 459, and whose license to practice medicine is unencumbered and in good standing. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Pipeline system operator: means any person who owns or operates a liquefied petroleum gas pipeline system that is used to transmit liquefied petroleum gas from a common source to the ultimate customer and that serves 10 or more customers. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • 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
  • Post time: means the time set for the arrival at the starting point of the horses or greyhounds in a race or the beginning of a game in jai alai. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Precious metals: means any item containing any gold, silver, or platinum, or any combination thereof. See Florida Statutes 538.31
  • Primary standards: means the physical standards of the state which serve as the legal reference from which all other standards, weights, and measures are derived. See Florida Statutes 626.2815
  • Profession: means any activity, occupation, profession, or vocation regulated by the department in the Divisions of Certified Public Accounting, Professions, Real Estate, and Regulation. See Florida Statutes 553.39
  • Professional: means a person who has received or competed for a purse or other article of a value greater than $50, either for the expenses of training or for participating in a match. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Progressive system: means a computerized system linking slot machines in one or more licensed facilities within this state or other jurisdictions and offering one or more common progressive payouts based on the amounts wagered. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Promoter: means a person or entity, including an officer, director, trustee, partner, or owner of a corporate promoter or promoter partnership, who produces, arranges, or stages a match involving a professional. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Provider: means any person or institution that is contracted, directly or indirectly, with a discount plan organization to provide medical services to members. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • Provider network: means an entity that negotiates on behalf of more than one provider with a discount plan organization to provide medical services to members. See Florida Statutes 636.202
  • purchase: includes an exchange, barter, gift, or offer to contract to sell or buy. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • Purchase transaction: means a transaction in which a secondary metals recycler gives consideration for regulated metals property. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Purse: means the cash portion of the prize for which a race or game is contested. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Purse: means the financial guarantee or other remuneration for which a professional is participating in a match and includes the professional's share of any payment received for radio broadcasting and television, including pay-per-view or closed-circuit. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Qualifier: means any person who has passed a competency examination administered by the department and is employed by a licensed business in one or more of the following classifications:
    (a) Category I liquefied petroleum gas dealer. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Quarter horse: means a breed of horse developed in the western United States which is capable of high speed for a short distance and used in quarter horse racing registered with the American Quarter Horse Association. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Racing greyhound: means a greyhound that is or was used, or is being bred, raised, or trained to be used, in racing at a pari-mutuel facility and is registered with the National Greyhound Association. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Recreational vehicle: means a motor vehicle designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use, which has its own propulsion or is mounted on or towed by another motor vehicle. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Regulated metals property: means any item composed primarily of any nonferrous metals. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Requalifier of cylinders: means any person involved in the retesting, repair, qualifying, or requalifying of liquefied petroleum gas tanks or cylinders manufactured under specifications of the United States Department of Transportation or former Interstate Commerce Commission. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Resident: means an individual whose home state is the State of Florida. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Restricted regulated metals property: means any regulated metals property listed in…. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Secondary metals recycler: means any person who:
    (a) Is engaged, from a fixed location, in the business of purchase transactions or gathering or obtaining ferrous or nonferrous metals that have served their original economic purpose or is in the business of performing the manufacturing process by which ferrous metals or nonferrous metals are converted into raw material products consisting of prepared grades and having an existing or potential economic value; or
    (b) Has facilities for performing the manufacturing process by which ferrous metals or nonferrous metals are converted into raw material products consisting of prepared grades and having an existing or potential economic value, other than by the exclusive use of hand tools, by methods including, without limitation, processing, sorting, cutting, classifying, cleaning, baling, wrapping, shredding, shearing, or changing the physical form or chemical content thereof. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Secondary standards: means the physical standards which are traceable to the primary standards through comparisons, using acceptable laboratory procedures. See Florida Statutes 626.2815
  • Secondhand dealer: means any person, corporation, or other business organization or entity which is not a secondary metals recycler subject to part II and which is engaged in the business of purchasing, consigning, or trading secondhand goods. See Florida Statutes 538.03
  • Secondhand goods: means personal property previously owned or used which is not regulated metals property regulated under part II and which is purchased, consigned, or traded as used property. See Florida Statutes 538.03
  • Secondhand store: means the place or premises at which a secondhand dealer is registered to conduct business as a secondhand dealer or conducts business. See Florida Statutes 538.03
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 553.71
  • Seller: means any person or entity offering precious metals or jewelry for purchase which belong solely to that person or entity and has absolute authority to sell such goods. See Florida Statutes 538.31
  • service agent: is synonymous with the term "service company" as used in this part. See Florida Statutes 626.895
  • service company: is a ny business entity which has met all the requirements of ss. See Florida Statutes 626.895
  • Service representative: means an individual employed by an insurer or managing general agent for the purpose of assisting a general lines agent in negotiating and effecting insurance contracts when accompanied by a licensed general lines agent. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Simulcasting: means broadcasting events occurring live at an in-state location to an out-of-state location, or receiving at an in-state location events occurring live at an out-of-state location, by the transmittal, retransmittal, reception, and rebroadcast of television or radio signals by wire, cable, satellite, microwave, or other electrical or electronic means for receiving or rebroadcasting the events. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Slot machine: means any mechanical or electrical contrivance, terminal that may or may not be capable of downloading slot games from a central server system, machine, or other device that, upon insertion of a coin, bill, ticket, token, or similar object or upon payment of any consideration whatsoever, including the use of any electronic payment system except a credit card or debit card, is available to play or operate, the play or operation of which, whether by reason of skill or application of the element of chance or both, may deliver or entitle the person or persons playing or operating the contrivance, terminal, machine, or other device to receive cash, billets, tickets, tokens, or electronic credits to be exchanged for cash or to receive merchandise or anything of value whatsoever, whether the payoff is made automatically from the machine or manually. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Slot machine facility: means a facility at which slot machines as defined in this chapter are lawfully offered for play. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Slot machine license: means a license issued by the division authorizing a pari-mutuel permitholder to place and operate slot machines as provided by…. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Slot machine licensee: means a pari-mutuel permitholder who holds a license issued by the division pursuant to this chapter that authorizes such person to possess a slot machine within facilities specified in…. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Slot machine operator: means a person employed or contracted by the owner of a licensed facility to conduct slot machine gaming at that licensed facility. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Slot machine revenues: means the total of all cash and property, except nonredeemable credits, received by the slot machine licensee from the operation of slot machines less the amount of cash, cash equivalents, credits, and prizes paid to winners of slot machine gaming. See Florida Statutes 626.973
  • Special inspector: means a licensed architect or registered engineer who is certified under chapter 471 or chapter 481 to conduct inspections of threshold buildings. See Florida Statutes 553.71
  • Specialty installer: means any person involved in the installation, service, or repair of liquefied petroleum or natural gas appliances and equipment, and selling or offering to sell, or leasing or offering to lease, apparatus, appliances, and equipment for the use of liquefied petroleum gas, whose activities are limited to specific types of appliances and equipment as designated by department rule. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Standardbred horse: means a pacing or trotting horse that is used in harness racing and that has been registered as a standardbred by the United States Trotting Association or by a foreign registry whose stud book is recognized by the United States Trotting Association. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • System: means structural, plumbing, mechanical, heating, electrical, or ventilating elements, materials, or components combined for use in a building. See Florida Statutes 553.36
  • Takeout: means the percentage of the pari-mutuel pools deducted by the permitholder prior to the distribution of the pool. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Temporary: includes , but is not limited to, buildings identified by, but not designated as permanent structures on, an approved development order. See Florida Statutes 553.71
  • Third-party provider: means a provider of an automotive-related product that is not an affiliated finance company, manufacturer, or wholesale distributor. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • Thoroughbred: means a purebred horse whose ancestry can be traced back to one of three foundation sires and whose pedigree is registered in the American Stud Book or in a foreign stud book that is recognized by the Jockey Club and the International Stud Book Committee. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Threshold building: means any building which is greater than three stories or 50 feet in height, or which has an assembly occupancy classification as defined in the Florida Building Code which exceeds 5,000 square feet in area and an occupant content of greater than 500 persons. See Florida Statutes 553.71
  • Totalisator: means the computer system used to accumulate wagers, record sales, calculate payoffs, and display wagering data on a display device that is located at a pari-mutuel facility. See Florida Statutes 626.8991
  • Transaction: means any purchase, consignment, or trade of secondhand goods by a secondhand dealer. See Florida Statutes 538.03
  • Transaction: includes any event relating to the purchase of secondhand precious metals or jewelry by a mail-in secondhand precious metals dealer. See Florida Statutes 538.31
  • Two-component explosives: means any two inert components which, when mixed, become capable of detonation by a No. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • Ultimate consumer: means the person last purchasing liquefied petroleum gas in its liquid or vapor state for industrial, commercial, or domestic use. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • Unaffiliated insurance agent: means a licensed insurance agent, except a limited lines agent, who is self-appointed and who practices as an independent consultant in the business of analyzing or abstracting insurance policies, providing insurance advice or counseling, or making specific recommendations or comparisons of insurance products for a fee established in advance by written contract signed by the parties. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Unarmed combat: means a form of competition in which a strike or blow is struck that may reasonably be expected to inflict injury. See Florida Statutes 626.854
  • Uniform application: means the uniform application of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for nonresident agent licensing, effective January 15, 2001, or subsequent versions adopted by rule by the department. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • User: means a dealer or manufacturer-distributor who uses an explosive as an ultimate consumer or a person who, as an ultimate consumer of an explosive, purchases such explosive from a dealer or manufacturer-distributor. See Florida Statutes 626.99181
  • Utility: means a public utility or electric utility as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 538.18
  • Vehicle contract: means a conditional sales contract, retail installment sales contract, chattel mortgage, lease agreement, promissory note, or any other financial obligation arising from the retail sale or lease of a motor vehicle. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • 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
  • Weights and measures: means all weights and measures of every kind, instruments, and devices for weighing and measuring, and any appliance and accessories associated with any or all such instruments and devices, excluding taximeters, transportation measurement systems, and those weights and measures used for the purpose of inspecting the accuracy of devices used in conjunction with aviation fuel. See Florida Statutes 626.2815
  • Wholesale distributor: means a person engaged, directly or indirectly, in the sale or distribution of motor vehicles to agents or to dealers. See Florida Statutes 626.84201
  • Wholesaler: means any person, as defined by subsection (2), selling or offering to sell any liquefied petroleum gas for industrial, commercial, or domestic use to any person except the ultimate consumer. See Florida Statutes 625.83
  • 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