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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)

Chapter 634
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F.S. 634.201
634.201 Refusal, suspension, or revocation of license or appointment of salespersons.
(1) If any salesperson is convicted by a court of a violation of this part or of an applicable provision of the Florida Insurance Code, the license 1and appointment of the individual shall thereby be deemed to be immediately revoked.
(2) If after an investigation, or upon other evidence, the department has reason to believe that there may exist any one or more grounds therefor, as the grounds are specified in ss. 634.181 and 634.191, the department may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew or continue the license or appointment of any salesperson.
(3) The department’s papers, documents, reports, or evidence relative to a hearing for revocation or suspension of a license or appointment pursuant to the provisions of this part or the Florida Insurance Code or rule promulgated thereunder and chapter 120 are confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1) until such investigation is completed or ceases to be active. For the purposes of this section, an investigation is considered “active” while the investigation is being conducted by the department with a reasonable, good faith belief that it may lead to the filing of administrative, civil, or criminal proceedings. An investigation does not cease to be active if the department is proceeding with reasonable dispatch, and there is good faith belief that action may be initiated by the department or other administrative or law enforcement agency.
(4) Whenever it appears that any licensed or appointed insurance agent has violated the provisions of this part or of any applicable provision of the Florida Insurance Code or rules, the department may take such action relative thereto as is authorized by the Florida Insurance Code as for a violation of the Florida Insurance Code by the agent.
History.s. 20, ch. 59-110; s. 27, ch. 63-512; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 21, ch. 78-95; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 32, 33, ch. 82-234; ss. 27, 68, ch. 91-106; s. 140, ch. 91-108; s. 2, ch. 93-117; s. 20, ch. 93-195; s. 394, ch. 96-406; s. 1747, ch. 97-102.
1Note.The amendment to subsection (1) by s. 27, ch. 91-106, used the word “or.”