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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 634
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F.S. 634.320
634.320 Grounds for compulsory refusal, suspension, or revocation of license or appointment of sales representatives.
(1) The department shall deny, suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew or continue the license or appointment of any sales representative if it is found that any one or more of the following grounds applicable to the sales representative exist:
(a) Material misstatement, misrepresentation, or fraud in obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or appointment.
(b) The license or appointment is willfully used, or to be used, to circumvent any of the requirements or prohibitions of this part.
(c) Willful misrepresentation of any warranty contract or willful deception with regard to any such contract, done either in person or by any form of dissemination of information or advertising.
(d) In the adjustment of claims arising out of warranties, material misrepresentation to a warranty holder or other interested party of the terms and coverage of a contract, with the intent and for the purpose of effecting settlement of such claim on less favorable terms than those provided in and contemplated by the contract.
(e) Demonstrated lack of fitness or trustworthiness to engage in the business of home warranty.
(f) Demonstrated lack of adequate knowledge and technical competence to engage in the transactions authorized by the license or appointment.
(g) Fraudulent or dishonest practices in the conduct of business under the license or appointment.
(h) Misappropriation, conversion, or unlawful withholding of moneys belonging to an association, insurer, or warranty holder, or to others, and received in the conduct of business under the license or appointment.
(i) Unlawfully rebating, or attempting to unlawfully rebate, or unlawfully dividing, or offering to divide, her or his commission with another.
(j) Willful failure to comply with, or willful violation of, any proper order or rule of the department or commission or willful violation of any provision of this part.
(k) Being found guilty of or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more under the law of the United States of America or any state thereof or under the law of any other country, without regard to whether judgment of conviction has been entered by the court.
(l) Having been the subject of, or having had a license, permit, appointment, registration, or other authority to conduct business subject to, any decision, finding, injunction, suspension, prohibition, revocation, denial, judgment, final agency action, or administrative order by any court of competent jurisdiction, administrative law proceeding, state agency, federal agency, national securities, commodities, or options exchange, or national securities, commodities, or options association involving a violation of any federal or state securities or commodities law or any rule or regulation adopted thereunder, or a violation of any rule or regulation of any national securities, commodities, or options exchange or national securities, commodities, or options association.
(2) When a licensee is charged with a felony enumerated in s. 626.207(2), the department shall, immediately upon receipt of information on or indictment for the felony, temporarily suspend a license or appointment issued under this chapter. Such suspension shall continue if the licensee is found guilty of, or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, the crime, regardless of whether a judgment or conviction is entered, during a pending appeal. A person may not transact insurance business after suspension of his or her license or appointment.
(3) The department may adopt rules to administer this section.
History.s. 1, ch. 77-339; s. 3, ch. 81-148; s. 2, ch. 81-318; s. 3, ch. 83-265; ss. 19, 32, 33, 34, ch. 83-323; s. 1, ch. 84-94; s. 50, ch. 88-166; s. 39, ch. 91-106; s. 145, ch. 91-108; s. 20, ch. 93-195; s. 471, ch. 97-102; s. 1469, ch. 2003-261; s. 47, ch. 2023-144.