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Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 509
LODGING AND FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS; MEMBERSHIP CAMPGROUNDS
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F.S. 509.111
509.111 Liability for property of guests.
(1) The operator of a public lodging establishment is not under any obligation to accept for safekeeping any moneys, securities, jewelry, or precious stones of any kind belonging to any guest, and, if such are accepted for safekeeping, the operator is not liable for the loss thereof unless such loss was the proximate result of fault or negligence of the operator. However, the liability of the operator shall be limited to $1,000 for such loss, if the public lodging establishment gave a receipt for the property (stating the value) on a form which stated, in type large enough to be clearly noticeable, that the public lodging establishment was not liable for any loss exceeding $1,000 and was only liable for that amount if the loss was the proximate result of fault or negligence of the operator.
(2) The operator of a public lodging establishment is not liable or responsible to any guest for the loss of wearing apparel, goods, or other property, except as provided in subsection (1), unless such loss occurred as the proximate result of fault or negligence of such operator, and, in case of fault or negligence, the operator is not liable for a greater sum than $500, unless the guest, prior to the loss or damage, files with the operator an inventory of the guest’s effects and the value thereof and the operator is given the opportunity to inspect such effects and check them against such inventory. The operator of a public lodging establishment is not liable or responsible to any guest for the loss of effects listed in such inventory in a total amount exceeding $1,000.
History.s. 4, ch. 1999, 1874; RS 873; GS 1231; RGS 2355; s. 11, ch. 9264, 1923; s. 1, ch. 12052, 1927; CGL 3759; s. 40, ch. 16042, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 3759; s. 1, ch. 23931, 1947; s. 2, ch. 28129, 1953; s. 6, ch. 73-325; s. 1, ch. 73-364; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 8, 39, 42, ch. 79-240; ss. 3, 4, ch. 81-161; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 11, 51, 52, ch. 90-339; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 671, ch. 97-103.
Note.Former s. 510.04.