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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 559
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F.S. 559.546
559.546 Bond; evidence of current and valid bond.Pursuant to s. 559.545, the registrant shall provide to the office evidence that the registrant has been issued a current and valid surety bond as required by this part.
(1) In addition to each registration filed pursuant to s. 559.545 and any renewal of such registration, each registrant shall furnish to the office the following:
(a) A copy of the surety bond, which bond shall be one issued by a surety known by the registrant to be acceptable to the office.
(b) A statement from the surety that the annual premium for the bond has been paid in full by the registrant.
(c) A statement from the surety that the bond issued by the surety meets the requirements of this part.
(2) The liability of the surety under any bond issued pursuant to the requirements of this part shall not exceed in the aggregate the amount of the bond, regardless of the number or amount of any claims filed or which might be asserted against the surety on such bond. If multiple claims are filed against the surety on any such bond in excess of the amount of the bond, the surety may pay the full amount of the bond to the office and shall not be further liable under the bond. The office shall hold such funds for distribution to claimants and administratively determine and pay to each claimant the pro rata share of each valid claim made against the funds within 6 months after the date of the filing of the first claim against the surety. 1, 2, ch. 93-275; s. 675, ch. 2003-261.