§ 634.301 Definitions
§ 634.302 Powers of department, commission, and office; rules
§ 634.3025 Part exclusive; applicability of other laws
§ 634.303 License required
§ 634.304 Qualifications for license
§ 634.305 Required deposit or bond
§ 634.3051 Levy upon deposit limited
§ 634.306 Application for and issuance of license
§ 634.307 License expiration; renewal
§ 634.3073 Acquisition
§ 634.3076 Prohibited investments and loans
§ 634.3077 Financial requirements
§ 634.3078 Assets and liabilities
§ 634.308 Grounds for suspension or revocation of license
§ 634.309 Procedure to suspend or revoke license
§ 634.310 Order, notice of suspension or revocation of license; effect; publication
§ 634.311 Duration of suspension; obligations of association during suspension period; reinstatement
§ 634.3112 Administrative fine in lieu of suspension or revocation of license of association
§ 634.312 Forms; required provisions and procedures
§ 634.3123 Noncompliant forms
§ 634.313 Tax on premiums; annual statement; reports
§ 634.3135 Office records required
§ 634.314 Examination of associations
§ 634.315 Service of process
§ 634.317 License and appointment required
§ 634.318 License and appointment of sales representatives
§ 634.319 Reporting and accounting for funds
§ 634.320 Grounds for compulsory refusal, suspension, or revocation of license or appointment of sales representatives
§ 634.3205 Rebating; when allowed
§ 634.321 Grounds for discretionary refusal, suspension, or revocation of license or appointment of sales representatives
§ 634.322 Procedure for refusal, suspension, or revocation of license or appointment of sales representatives
§ 634.3225 Duration of suspension or revocation of license or appointment
§ 634.323 Administrative fine in lieu of suspension or revocation of sales representative’s license or appointment
§ 634.324 Disposition of taxes and fees
§ 634.325 Insurance business not authorized
§ 634.326 Fronting not permitted
§ 634.327 Applicability to warranty on new home
§ 634.328 Penalty for violation
§ 634.3284 Civil remedy
§ 634.329 Dissolution or liquidation
§ 634.331 Coverage of property for sale
§ 634.335 Unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices prohibited
§ 634.336 Unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices defined
§ 634.337 Power of department and office to examine and investigate
§ 634.338 Prohibited practices; hearings; procedure; service of process
§ 634.3385 Unauthorized entities; gifts and grants
§ 634.339 Cease and desist and penalty orders
§ 634.34 Appeals from orders of the department or office
§ 634.341 Penalty for violation of cease and desist order
§ 634.342 Injunctive proceedings
§ 634.343 Civil liability
§ 634.344 Coercion of debtor prohibited
§ 634.346 Home warranty coverage requirements
§ 634.348 Investigatory records

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 634 > Part II - Home Warranty Associations

  • Acquired entity: means the entity that has all of one or more of its classes or series of interests acquired in an interest exchange. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Acquiring entity: means the entity that acquires all of one or more classes or series of interests of the acquired entity in an interest exchange. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Additive: means any foreign substance which, when added to any citrus fruit juice, will change the amount of total soluble solids or anhydrous citric acid therein, or the color or taste thereof, or act as an artificial preservative thereof. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • 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, owns at least 10 percent but less than 25 percent of the financial guaranty insurance corporation or that is at least 10 percent but less than 25 percent, directly or indirectly, owned by a financial guaranty insurance corporation. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Affiliated company: means a company in the same corporate system as a parent, an industrial insured, or a member organization by virtue of common ownership, control, operation, or management. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Agent: means any person who, on behalf of any citrus fruit dealer, negotiates the consignment, purchase, or sale of citrus fruit, or weighs citrus fruit so that the weight thereof may be used in computing the amount to be paid therefor. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Apiary: means a beeyard or site where honeybee hives, honeybees, or honeybee equipment is located. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Articles of conversion: means the articles of conversion required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of domestication: means the articles of domestication required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of interest exchange: means the articles of interest exchange required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of merger: means the articles of merger required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of organization: means the articles of organization required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney: as used in this chapter , refers to the attorney in fact of a reciprocal insurer. See Florida Statutes 629.061
  • 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.
  • Authorized representative: means :
    (a) In the case of the formation of a limited liability company, a person authorized by a prospective member of the limited liability company to form the company by executing and filing its articles of organization with the department. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Average annual debt service: means the amount of insured unpaid principal and interest on an issue of obligations, multiplied by the number of the insured obligations in the issue, each obligation representing a $1,000 par value, divided by an amount equal to the aggregate life of all the obligations in the issue. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • 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.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beekeeping equipment: means honeybee hives, frames, supers, pallets, queen excluders, and other equipment which is used in the cultivation of honeybees and the harvesting of products produced by honeybees. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • 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.
  • Broadcast burning: means the burning of agricultural or natural vegetation by allowing fire to move across a predetermined area of land. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating the sale or purchase of citrus fruit for others. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Business day: means Monday through Friday, excluding any day that a national banking association is not open for normal business transactions. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Canning plant: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit or the juice thereof is canned or prepared for canning at a concentration that does not exceed 20 degrees Brix for market or shipment. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Captive insurance company: means a domestic insurer established under this part. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Captive reinsurance company: means a reinsurance company that is formed and licensed under this part and is wholly owned by a qualifying reinsurance parent company. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Cash buyer: means any person who purchases citrus fruit in this state from the producer for the purpose of resale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Certified honey: means honey that is sampled, analyzed, and certified by the department to be primarily of one type from a principal nectar source. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Citrus fruit: means all varieties and regulated hybrids of citrus fruit and also means processed citrus products containing 20 percent or more citrus fruit or citrus fruit juice. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus fruit dealer: means any consignor, commission merchant, consignment shipper, cash buyer, broker, association, cooperative association, express or gift fruit shipper, or person who in any manner makes or attempts to make money or other thing of value on citrus fruit in any manner whatsoever, other than of growing or producing citrus fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus hybrids: includes , but is not limited to, hybrids between or among sour orange (C. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Closing services: means services performed by a licensed title insurer, title insurance agent or agency, or attorney agent in the agent's or agency's capacity as such, including, but not limited to, preparing documents necessary to close the transaction, conducting the closing, or handling the disbursing of funds related to the closing in a real estate closing transaction in which a title insurance commitment or policy is to be issued. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Collateral: means :
    (a) Cash;
    (b) The market value of investment grade securities, other than securities evidencing an interest in the projects financed with the proceeds of the insured obligations;
    (c) The scheduled cash flow from investment grade obligations scheduled to be received on or prior to the date of scheduled debt service on the insured obligation;
    (d) A conveyance or mortgage of real property; or
    (e) A letter of credit;

    if deposited with or held by the corporation; held in trust by a trustee, acceptable to the office, for the benefit of the corporation; or held in trust, pursuant to the bond indenture, by a trustee acceptable to the office, for the benefit of bondholders in the form of sinking funds or other reserves which may be used solely for the payment of debt service. See Florida Statutes 627.971

  • Colony: means a distinguishable localized population of honeybees in which one or more life stages may be present. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Coloring matter: means any dye, or any liquid or concentrate or material containing a dye or materials that react to form a dye, used or intended to be used for the purpose of enhancing the color of citrus fruit by the addition of artificial color to the peel thereof. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commission: means the Florida Citrus Commission as head of the department. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commission merchant: means any person engaged in the business of receiving any citrus fruit for sale on commission for or on behalf of another. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Completed operations liability: means liability arising out of the installation, maintenance, or repair of any product at a site which is not owned or controlled by:
    (a) Any person who performs that work; or
    (b) Any person who hires an independent contractor to perform that work; but shall include liability for activities which are completed or abandoned before the date of the occurrence giving rise to the liability. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Compliance agreement: means a written agreement between the department and any person engaged in purchasing, assembling, exchanging, processing, utilizing, treating, or moving beekeeping equipment or honeybees wherein the person agrees to comply with stipulated requirements. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Concentrated products: means :
    (a) Frozen citrus fruit juice that has a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix and is kept at a sufficiently freezing temperature to ensure preservation of the product; or
    (b) Citrus fruit juice that is sealed in hermetically sealed containers at a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix and is sufficiently processed by heat to ensure preservation of the product. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Concentrating plant: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit is canned, frozen, or prepared for canning or freezing at a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix for market or shipment. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Consignment shipper: means any person who contracts with the producer of citrus fruit for the marketing thereof for the sole account and risk of such producer and who agrees to pay such producer the net proceeds derived from such sale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Consignor: means any person, other than a producer, who ships or delivers to any commission merchant or dealer any citrus fruit for handling, sale, or resale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Consolidated debt to total capital ratio: means the ratio of the sum of all debts and hybrid capital instruments as described in paragraph (a) to total capital as described in paragraph (b). See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Consolidation: means any transaction in which a financial institution or servicer makes its premium collection services available to its debtors in connection with a particular insurer's ("new insurer") offer of credit insurance, which offer is made to debtors who, immediately prior to the offer, had credit insurance with another insurer ("old insurer") and were paying premiums for that insurance on a monthly or other regular basis. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Consolidation: means any transaction in which a financial institution or servicer makes its premium collection services available to its mortgage debtors in connection with a particular insurer's ("new insurer") offer of mortgage insurance, which offer is made to debtors who, immediately prior to the offer, had mortgage insurance with another insurer ("old insurer") and were paying premiums for that insurance with their monthly mortgage payments. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Contingency reserve: means an additional liability reserve established to protect policyholders against the effects of adverse economic cycles or other unforeseen circumstances. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlled unaffiliated business: means a company:
    (a) That is not in the corporate system of a parent and affiliated companies;
    (b) That has an existing contractual relationship with a parent or affiliated company; and
    (c) Whose risks are managed by a captive insurance company in accordance with…. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Conversion: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Converted entity: means the converting entity as it continues in existence after a conversion. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Converting entity: means the domestic entity that approves a plan of conversion pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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.
  • Council: means the Soil and Water Conservation Council. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Credit disability insurance: means insurance under which a borrower of money or a purchaser or a lessee of goods is insured in connection with a specific loan or credit transaction against loss of time resulting from accident or sickness. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Credit life insurance: means insurance on the life of a debtor pursuant to or in connection with a specific loan or other credit transaction. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Creditor agent: means any lending or financing institution or other creditor, or a representative of such an institution or creditor, which writes credit life or disability insurance on the life or health of a debtor. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Day: means a calendar day. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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.
  • Degreening room: means any room or place where citrus fruit is placed, with or without the use of heat or any gas, for the purpose of bringing out the natural color of the fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Department: means the Department of Citrus. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services of the state or its authorized representative. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Department of Agriculture: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • 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:
  • Distribution: means a transfer of money or other property from a limited liability company to a person on account of a transferable interest or in the person's capacity as a member. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Distributional interest: means the right under an unincorporated entity's organic law and organic rules to receive distributions from the entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • district: when used in this chapter means and includes a "soil and water conservation district. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domesticated limited liability company: means the domesticating entity as it continues in existence after a domestication. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Domesticating entity: means a non-United States entity that approves a domestication pursuant to the law of its jurisdiction of formation. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Domestication: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Entity: means :
  • 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 Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filing entity: means an entity whose formation requires the filing of a public organic record. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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
  • Financial guaranty insurance: means a surety bond, insurance policy, an indemnity contract issued by an insurer, or any similar guaranty, under which loss is payable upon proof of occurrence of financial loss to an insured claimant, obligee, or indemnitee as a result of:
  • Financial guaranty insurance corporation: means a stock or mutual insurer licensed to transact financial guaranty insurance business in this state. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Fire management services: means presuppression fireline plowing, prescribed burning assistance, contract prescribed burning, prescribed and wildfire management training, and other activities associated with prevention, detection, and suppression of wildfires. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • 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.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign limited liability company: means an unincorporated entity that was formed in a jurisdiction other than this state and is denominated by that law as a limited liability company. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fuel reduction: means the application of techniques that reduce vegetative fuels, and may include prescribed burning, manual and mechanical clearing, and the use of herbicides. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • GAAP: means generally accepted accounting principles. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governance interest: means a right under the organic law or organic rules of an unincorporated entity, other than as a governor, agent, assignee, or proxy, to:
    (a) Receive or demand access to information concerning an entity or its books and records;
    (b) Vote for or consent to the election of the governors of the entity; or
    (c) Receive notice of, vote on, or consent to an issue involving the internal affairs of the entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Governmental unit: means the United States, Canada, a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, a province of Canada, a municipality, or a political subdivision of any of the foregoing, or any public agency or instrumentality thereof. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Governor: means :
    (a) A director of a business corporation;
    (b) A director or trustee of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A manager of a manager-managed limited liability company;
    (f) A member of a member-managed limited liability company;
    (g) A director or a trustee of a real estate investment trust; or
    (h) Any other person under whose authority the powers of an entity are exercised and under whose direction the activities and affairs of the entity are managed pursuant to the organic law and organic rules of the entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grapefruit: means the fruit Citrus paradisi Macf. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Gross written premiums: means the total amount of premiums, paid for the entire period of the home warranty, inclusive of commissions, for which the association is obligated under home warranties issued. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • group health insurance policy: include plans of self-insurance providing health insurance benefits. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Handler: means any person engaged within this state in the business of distributing citrus fruit in the primary channel of trade or any person engaged as a processor in the business of processing citrus fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Hazardous financial condition: means that, based on its present or reasonably anticipated financial condition, a risk retention group, although not yet financially impaired or insolvent, is unlikely to be able:
    (a) To meet obligations to policyholders with respect to known claims and reasonably anticipated claims; or
    (b) To pay other obligations in the normal course of business. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Home warranty association: means any corporation or any other organization, other than an authorized insurer, issuing home warranties. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Honey: means the natural food product resulting from the harvest of nectar or honeydew by honeybees and the natural activities of the honeybees in processing nectar or honeydew. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Honeybee pest: means an insect, mite, or other arthropod or a bacterium, fungus, virus, microsporidium, nematode, or other organism that damages or causes abnormalities to honeybees, colonies of honeybees, or beeswax. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Honeybee products: means honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, and other products resulting from the activities of honeybees. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Honeydew: means a sweet substance found on leaves of plants, usually a secretion from homopterous insects. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Impaired: means having liabilities in excess of assets. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Industrial development bond: means any security, or other instrument under which a payment obligation is created, issued by or on behalf of a governmental unit to finance a project serving a private industrial, commercial, or manufacturing purpose and payable from the revenues of the project or by any private, for-profit entity. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Industrial insured: means an insured that:
    (a) Has gross assets in excess of $50 million;
    (b) Procures insurance through the use of a full-time employee of the insured who acts as an insurance manager or buyer or through the services of a person licensed as a property and casualty insurance agent, broker, or consultant in such person's state of domicile;
    (c) Has at least 100 full-time employees; and
    (d) Pays annual premiums of at least $200,000 for each line of insurance purchased from the industrial insured captive insurance company or at least $75,000 for any line of coverage in excess of at least $25 million in the annual aggregate. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Industrial insured captive insurance company: means a company that provides insurance only to the industrial insureds that are its stockholders or members, and affiliates thereof, or to the stockholders, and affiliates thereof, of its parent corporation. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insolvent: means the inability of a corporation to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of its business. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • insurance: include the benefits provided under a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • Insurance code: means the Florida Insurance Code. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • insured: as used in this part , shall not be construed as preventing a person other than the insured with a proper insurable interest from making application for and owning a policy covering the insured or from being entitled under such a policy to any indemnities, benefits, and rights provided therein. See Florida Statutes 627.631
  • insurer: includes any person or governmental unit providing a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • Insurer: means any property or casualty insurer duly authorized to transact such business in this state. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest: means :
    (a) A share in a business corporation;
    (b) A membership in a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A partnership interest in a general partnership;
    (d) A partnership interest in a limited partnership;
    (e) A membership interest in a limited liability company;
    (f) A share or beneficial interest in a real estate investment trust;
    (g) A member's interest in a limited cooperative association;
    (h) A beneficial interest in a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) A governance interest or distributional interest in another entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Interest exchange: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Interest holder: means :
    (a) A shareholder of a business corporation;
    (b) A member of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A limited partner of a limited partnership;
    (f) A member of a limited liability company;
    (g) A shareholder or beneficial owner of a real estate investment trust;
    (h) A beneficiary or beneficial owner of a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) Another direct holder of an interest. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Interest holder liability: means :
    (a) Personal liability for a liability of an entity which is imposed on a person:
  • 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
  • Intermediate holding company: means :
    (a) A holding company that is a subsidiary of a mutual insurance holding company, and which directly or through a subsidiary intermediate holding company owns a majority of the voting shares of the capital stock of one or more subsidiary insurance companies; or
    (b) A holding company that is a not-for-profit corporation and a subsidiary of a mutual insurance holding company, of which a majority of the voting membership interests entitled to elect the board of directors of such corporation are owned, directly or through a subsidiary intermediate holding company, by the mutual insurance holding company. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • 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.
  • Jurisdiction of formation: means , with respect to an entity:
    (a) The jurisdiction under whose organic law the entity is formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise comes into being; however, for these purposes, if an entity exists under the law of a jurisdiction different from the jurisdiction under which the entity originally was formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise came into being, then the jurisdiction under which the entity then exists is treated as the jurisdiction of formation; or
    (b) In the case of a limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership, the jurisdiction in which the partnership's statement of qualification or equivalent document is filed. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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
  • Legal representative: means , with respect to a natural person, the personal representative, executor, guardian, or conservator or any other person who is empowered by applicable law with the authority to act on behalf of the natural person, and, with respect to a person other than a natural person, a person who is empowered by applicable law with the authority to act on behalf of the person. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Letter of credit: means :
    (a) The stated amount of a clean unconditional, irrevocable letter of credit issued by a bank or trust company whose debt rating applicable to the term of the insured obligation is in one of the two highest generic lettered rating classifications by a securities rating agency acceptable to the office; or
    (b) Fifty percent of the stated amount of a clean unconditional, irrevocable letter of credit issued by a bank or trust company whose debt rating applicable to the term of the insured obligation is in a rating classification other than as set forth in paragraph (a). See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Liability: means legal liability for damages, including costs of defense, legal costs and fees, and other claims expenses, because of injuries to other persons, damage to their property, or other damage or loss to such other persons resulting from or arising out of:
    (a) Any business, whether for profit or nonprofit, trade, product, services (including professional services), premises, or operations; or
    (b) Any activity of any state or local government, or any agency or political subdivision thereof. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Listing period: means the period of time residential property is listed for sale with a licensed real estate broker, beginning on the date the residence is first listed for sale and ending on either the date the sale of the residence is closed, the date the residence is taken off the market, or the date the listing contract with the real estate broker expires. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan transfer: means a transaction in which the servicing of a block of loans or credit obligations is transferred from one servicer to another. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Loan transfer: means a transaction in which the servicing of a block of mortgage loans is transferred from one servicer to another. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • majority of the voting shares of the capital stock: means the shares of the capital stock of such company which carry the right to cast a majority of the votes entitled to be cast by all of the outstanding shares of the capital stock for the election of directors. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • Majority-in-interest: means those members who hold more than 50 percent of the then-current percentage or other interest in the profits of the limited liability company owned by all of its members; however, as used in ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Manager: means a person who, under the operating agreement of a manager-managed limited liability company, is responsible, alone or in concert with others, for performing the management functions stated in ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Manager-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is manager-managed by virtue of the operation of…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Manufacturer: means any person who manufactures, sells or offers for sale, or licenses or offers for license for use any coloring matter, or any soaps, oils, waxes, gases, gas-forming material, or other similar compositions, or the component parts thereof on or in the processing of citrus fruits. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Member: means a person who:
    (a) Is a member of a limited liability company under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Member-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is not a manager-managed limited liability company. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Merger: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Merging entity: means an entity that is a party to a merger and exists immediately before the merger becomes effective. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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.
  • Mortgage insurance: means life, accidental death, or disability insurance, or any combination thereof, designed to pay off all or a part of a mortgage loan in the event of the insured's death or disability. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Municipal bonds: means municipal obligation bonds and industrial development bonds. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Mutual insurance holding company: means an incorporated entity without permanent capital stock which is organized under this part and whose members are determined in accordance with this part. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • 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
  • Nectar: means a sweet solution secreted by the plant extra floral glands (nectaries) or by any part of the flower. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Net assets: means the amount by which the total statutory assets of an association exceed the total liabilities of the association. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • new plan: means the credit insurance coverage or credit insurance plan for which the financial institution collects premiums beginning on the effective date of consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • new plan: means the mortgage insurance coverage or mortgage insurance plan for which the financial institution collects premiums beginning on the effective date of consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • 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.
  • Nonprofit health care plan: means a not-for-profit domestic or foreign hospital or medical and surgical service plan or corporation that is licensed in one or more states, issues no capital stock, and is engaged in the business of providing prepaid indemnity or health care benefits. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • 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.
  • Office: means the Office of Insurance Regulation. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • 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
  • old plan: means the credit insurance coverage or credit insurance plan the insured debtor had or participated in immediately prior to the consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • old plan: means the mortgage insurance coverage or mortgage insurance plan the insured debtor had or participated in immediately prior to the consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Open burning: means any outdoor fire or open combustion of material that produces visible emissions. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Operating agreement: means an agreement, whether referred to as an operating agreement or not, which may be oral, implied, in a record, or in any combination thereof, of the members of a limited liability company, including a sole member, concerning the matters described in…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Oranges: means the fruit Citrus sinensis Osbeck, commonly called sweet oranges. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Organic law: means the law of the jurisdiction in which an entity was formed. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Organic rules: means the public organic record and private organic rules of an entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Packinghouse: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit is packed or otherwise prepared for market or shipment in fresh form. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Paid premiums: means all premiums paid for insurance by a member of a mutual insurance holding company to a subsidiary insurance company. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • Parent: means any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or individual that directly or indirectly owns, controls, or holds with power to vote more than 50 percent of the outstanding voting interests of a captive insurance company. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • 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: means any natural person, partnership, association, corporation, trust, estate, or other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Person: means an individual, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited cooperative association, unincorporated nonprofit association, statutory trust, business trust, common law business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or another legal or commercial entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Person: includes an individual, company, corporation, association, insurer, agent, and every other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • 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.
  • Personal risk liability: means liability for damages because of injury to any person, damage to property, or other loss or damage resulting from any personal, familial, or household responsibilities or activities, rather than from responsibilities or activities referred to in subsection (4) under the definition of "liability. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: means a plan of merger, plan of interest exchange, plan of conversion, or plan of domestication, as appropriate in the particular context. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of conversion: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of domestication: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of interest exchange: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of merger: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of operation or a feasibility study: means an analysis which presents the expected activities and results of a risk retention group, including, at a minimum:
    (a) For each state in which it intends to operate, the coverages, deductibles, coverage limits, rates, and rating classification systems for each line of insurance the group intends to offer. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Premium: means the charge, as specified by rule of the commission, which is made by a title insurer for a title insurance policy, including the charge for performance of primary title services by a title insurer or title insurance agent or agency, and incurring the risks incident to such policy, under the several classifications of title insurance contracts and forms. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Premium: means the total consideration received, or to be received, by an insurer or home warranty association for or related to the issuance and delivery of any binder or warranty, including any charges designated as assessments or fees for policies, surveys, inspections, or service or any other charges. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Primary channel of trade: means the routes through which citrus fruit is marketed. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Primary title services: means determining insurability in accordance with sound underwriting practices based upon evaluation of a reasonable title search or a search of the records of a Uniform Commercial Code filing office and such other information as may be necessary, determination and clearance of underwriting objections and requirements to eliminate risk, preparation and issuance of a title insurance commitment setting forth the requirements to insure, and preparation and issuance of the policy. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Principal office: means the principal executive office of a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company, regardless of whether the office is located in this state. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Private organic rules: means the rules, whether or not in a record, which govern the internal affairs of an entity, are binding on all its interest holders, and are not part of its public organic record, if any. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Processor: means any person engaged within this state in the business of canning, concentrating, or otherwise processing citrus fruit for market other than for shipment in fresh fruit form. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Producer: means any person growing or producing citrus in this state for market. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Product liability: means liability for damages because of any personal injury, death, emotional harm, consequential economic damage, or property damage, including damages resulting from the loss of use of property, arising out of the manufacture, design, importation, distribution, packaging, labeling, lease, or sale of a product, but does not include the liability of any person for those damages if the product involved was in the possession of such a person when the incident giving rise to the claim occurred. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Program: means any one or more of the school food and nutrition service programs that the department has responsibility over including, but not limited to, the National School Lunch Program, the Special Milk Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and any other program that relates to school nutrition. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Property: means all property, whether real, personal, mixed, tangible, or intangible, or a right or interest therein. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protected agreement: means :
    (a) A record evidencing indebtedness and any related agreement in effect on January 1, 2014;
    (b) An agreement that is binding on an entity on January 1, 2014;
    (c) The organic rules of an entity in effect on January 1, 2014; or
    (d) An agreement that is binding on any of the governors or interest holders of an entity on January 1, 2014. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Public organic record: means a record, the filing of which by a governmental body is required to form an entity, and an amendment to or restatement of that record. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Purchasing group: means any group which:
    (a) Has as one of its purposes the purchase of liability insurance on a group basis. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Pure captive insurance company: means a company that insures risks of its parent, affiliated companies, controlled unaffiliated businesses, or a combination thereof. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • 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.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Registered foreign entity: means a foreign entity that is authorized to transact business in this state pursuant to a record filed with the department. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Registered foreign limited liability company: means a foreign limited liability company that has a certificate of authority to transact business in this state pursuant to a record filed with the department. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Regulated article: means any article capable of transporting a honeybee pest or an unwanted race of honeybees. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Reinsurance: means cessions qualifying for credit under…. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • right of contribution: means property or a benefit described in…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Risk retention group: means any corporation or other limited liability association:
    (a) Whose primary activity consists of assuming and spreading all or any portion of the liability exposure of its group members. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Sales representative: means any person with whom an insurer or home inspection or warranty association has a contract and who is utilized by such insurer or association for the purpose of selling or issuing home warranties. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • School breakfast program: means a program authorized by…. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • School district: means any of the 67 county school districts, including the respective district school board. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • servicer: means any entity or organization that services loans or credit obligations by collecting and accounting for payments. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • servicer: means any entity or organization that services mortgage loans by collecting and accounting for monthly mortgage payments. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • 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.
  • Shipper: means any person engaged in shipping, or causing to be shipped, citrus fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce, whether as owner, agent, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • shipping: means to move, or cause to be moved, citrus fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce by rail, truck, boat, airplane, or any other means. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Shipping season: means that period beginning August 1 of one year and ending July 31 of the following year. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
    (a) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or
    (b) To attach or logically associate an electronic symbol, sound, or process to or with a record, and includes a manual, facsimile, conformed, or electronic signature. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • soil and water conservation district: means a governmental subdivision of this state and a body corporate and politic, organized in accordance with the provisions of this chapter for the purpose, with the powers, and subject to the provisions set forth in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Special purpose captive insurance company: means a captive insurance company that is formed or licensed under this chapter that does not meet the definition of any other type of captive insurance company defined in this section. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Sponsor: means any entity that is conducting a program under a current agreement with the department. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Standard-packed box: means 13/5 bushels of citrus fruit, whether in bulk or containers. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • State: means any state of the United States or the District of Columbia. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • 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.
  • Structural component: means the roof, plumbing system, electrical system, foundation, basement, walls, ceilings, or floors of a home. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subsidiary insurance company: means :
    (a) A stock insurance company, of which the majority of the voting shares of the capital stock are at all times owned by a mutual insurance holding company. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • Summer nutrition program: means one or more of the programs authorized under 42 U. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervisor: means a member of the governing body of a district who is elected in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Surviving entity: means the entity that continues in existence after or is created by a merger. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Tangerines: means the fruit Citrus reticulata Blanco, commonly called tangerines. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • 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.
  • Title insurer: means any domestic company organized and authorized to do business under the provisions of chapter 624, for the purpose of issuing title insurance, or any insurer organized under the laws of another state, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country and holding a certificate of authority to transact business in this state, for the purpose of issuing title insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Title search: means the compiling of title information from official or public records. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • 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.
  • Transfer: includes :
    (a) An assignment. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Transferable interest: means the right, as initially owned by a person in the person's capacity as a member, to receive distributions from a limited liability company in accordance with the operating agreement, whether the person remains a member or continues to own a part of the right. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Transferee: means a person to which all or part of a transferable interest is transferred, whether or not the transferor is a member. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Treasury rates: means the United States Treasury STRIPS asked yield as published in the Wall Street Journal as of a balance sheet date. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • 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.
  • Type of entity: means a generic form of entity that is:
    (a) Recognized at common law; or
    (b) Formed under an organic law, whether or not some of the entities formed under that organic law are subject to provisions of that law which create different categories of the form of entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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
  • Universal school breakfast program: means a program that makes breakfast available at no cost to all students regardless of their household income. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Unwanted race of honeybees: means those natural, genetically isolated subspecies of honeybees which beyond a reasonable doubt can inflict damage to people or animals greater than managed or feral honeybees commonly utilized in North America. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • 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 1.01
  • warranty: means any contract or agreement whereby a person undertakes to indemnify the warranty holder against the cost of repair or replacement, or actually furnishes repair or replacement, of any structural component or appliance of a home, necessitated by wear and tear or an inherent defect of any such structural component or appliance or necessitated by the failure of an inspection to detect the likelihood of any such loss. See Florida Statutes 634.301
  • Wild land: means any public or private managed or unmanaged forest, urban/interface, pasture or range land, recreation lands, or any other land at risk of wildfire. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Wildfire: means any vegetative fire that threatens to destroy life, property, or natural resources. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writing: means printing, typewriting, electronic communication, or other intentional communication that is reducible to a tangible form. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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