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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLII
ESTATES AND TRUSTS
Chapter 732
PROBATE CODE: INTESTATE SUCCESSION AND WILLS
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F.S. 732.525
732.525 Liability coverage; receivership of qualified custodians.
(1) A qualified custodian shall:
(a) Post and maintain a blanket surety bond of at least $250,000 to secure the faithful performance of all duties and obligations required under this part. The bond must be made payable to the Governor and his or her successors in office for the benefit of all persons who store electronic records with a qualified custodian and their estates, beneficiaries, successors, and heirs, and be conditioned on the faithful performance of all duties and obligations under this chapter. The terms of the bond must cover the acts or omissions of the qualified custodian and each agent or employee of the qualified custodian; or
(b) Maintain a liability insurance policy that covers any losses sustained by any person who stores electronic records with a qualified custodian and their estates, beneficiaries, successors, and heirs which are caused by errors or omissions by the qualified custodian and each agent or employee of the qualified custodian. The policy must cover losses of at least $250,000 in the aggregate.
(2) The Attorney General may petition a court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a receiver to manage the electronic records of a qualified custodian for proper delivery and safekeeping if any of the following conditions exist:
(a) The qualified custodian is ceasing operation;
(b) The qualified custodian intends to close the facility and adequate arrangements have not been made for proper delivery of the electronic records in accordance with this part;
(c) The Attorney General determines that conditions exist which present a danger that electronic records will be lost or misappropriated; or
(d) The qualified custodian fails to maintain and post a surety bond or maintain insurance as required in this section.
History.s. 36, ch. 2019-71.