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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including Special Session A)

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 648
BAIL BOND AGENTS
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F.S. 648.525
648.525 Civil assessment.
(1) The department may initiate a civil administrative proceeding against a licensee who fails to comply with the solicitation requirements of this chapter.
(2) The burden of proof in such proceedings is by a preponderance of the evidence. Upon a finding that a licensee has failed to properly comply, an assessment of $5,000 shall be ordered for each act of improper solicitation which assessment shall be payable within 30 days after the date of the final order.
(3) The civil assessment is a civil remedy for conduct that harms the consuming public and that is considered an unfair method of competition, and is not a penalty or administrative fine. Remedies under this section are in addition to any other remedies available at law.
History.s. 27, ch. 2002-260.