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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 625
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F.S. 625.77
625.77 Unlawful to sell equity security not owned; delayed delivery.
(1) It is unlawful for any person reporting securities under s. 625.75 to sell, directly or indirectly, any equity security of a company named in such report if the person or the person’s principal:
(a) Does not own the security sold;
(b) If owning the security, does not deliver it against such sale within 20 days thereafter; or
(c) Does not within 5 days after such sale deposit it in the mails or other usual channels of transportation.
(2) No person shall be deemed to have violated this section if he or she proves that, notwithstanding the exercise of good faith, he or she was unable to make such delivery or deposit within such time.
History.s. 1, ch. 65-18; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 137, 143, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 202, ch. 97-102.