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Title X
PUBLIC OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND RECORDS
Chapter 113
COMMISSIONS
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CHAPTER 113
CHAPTER 113
COMMISSIONS
113.01 Fee for commissions issued by Governor.
113.02 Fee to be paid before commissions issued.
113.03 Disposition of proceeds.
113.04 Fidelity bond premiums.
113.051 Grants and commissions.
113.06 Record of commission, oath, and acceptance.
113.07 Bond by surety company; when required.
113.071 Sureties upon official bonds.
113.01 Fee for commissions issued by Governor.A fee of $10 is prescribed for the issuance of each commission issued by the Governor of the state and attested by the Secretary of State for an elected officer or a notary public.
History.s. 1, ch. 14669, 1931; s. 1, ch. 15925, 1933; s. 1, ch. 17133, 1935; CGL 1936 Supp. 460(1), (4), 479(1); s. 1, ch. 28296, 1953; s. 2, ch. 65-256; s. 1, ch. 67-460; s. 1, ch. 81-260; s. 5, ch. 84-114; s. 3, ch. 93-268; s. 17, ch. 95-280; s. 1, ch. 96-407.
113.02 Fee to be paid before commissions issued.No commission shall be issued by the Governor or attested by the Secretary of State or shall bear the seal of the state until the fee fixed and required by s. 113.01, if any, shall first be paid as therein provided.
History.s. 2, ch. 14669, 1931; CGL 1936 Supp. 460(2); s. 2, ch. 81-260.
113.03 Disposition of proceeds.All fees shall be paid by the Secretary of State into the State Treasury and shall be used for such purposes as the Legislature may determine.
History.s. 3, ch. 14669, 1931; CGL 1936 Supp. 460(3).
113.04 Fidelity bond premiums.When any state officer or employee is required by statute or by the head of any state department to secure and give a fidelity bond, the premium therefor shall be paid from the necessary and regular expense account of the department to which such officer or employee shall be attached.
History.s. 1, ch. 17755, 1937; CGL 1940 Supp. 459(1).
113.051 Grants and commissions.All grants and commissions shall be in the name and under the authority of the State of Florida, sealed with the great seal of the state, signed by the Governor, and countersigned by the Secretary of State.
History.Former s. 14, Art. IV of the Constitution of 1885, as amended; converted to statutory law by s. 10, Art. XII of the Constitution as revised in 1968.
113.06 Record of commission, oath, and acceptance.Every commission issued by the Governor shall be recorded in the office of the Secretary of State in a book of commissions and an index made thereof, and the oath of office of the person named in said commission shall be endorsed on said commission, and accompanying the commission there shall be transmitted to each officer a printed acceptance of said commission, and his or her oath of office, which shall be subscribed and taken by such officer, and returned to the office of the Secretary of State and filed therein, and a note thereof made on the record of said commission by the Secretary of State.
History.s. 2, ch. 12, 1845; RS 213; GS 297; RGS 395; CGL 460; s. 727, ch. 95-147.
113.07 Bond by surety company; when required.
(1) When public officials, not honorary, either state, county or district, are required to post fidelity or performance bonds, such bonds must be written by surety companies authorized by law to do business in the state.
(2) The provisions of this law do not apply to deputy sheriffs, notaries public, or special process servers appointed to serve process under the provisions of s. 48.021.
(3) The cost of the premium on such bond must be paid out of the General Revenue Fund of the state or out of the county or out of the various districts, depending upon the class in which such officer belongs. If any excess premium over the base premium rate is charged in the procurement of the bonds, such excess premium must be paid by the individual officer or official.
History.ss. 1, 2, 3, 4, ch. 20523, 1941; s. 2, ch. 76-263; s. 18, ch. 98-34.
113.071 Sureties upon official bonds.The sureties upon the official bonds of all state, county, and municipal officers shall be residents of, and have sufficient visible property unencumbered within the state, not exempt from sale under legal process, to make good their bonds; and the sureties upon the official bonds of all county and municipal officers shall reside within the county where their principals upon such bonds reside, and shall have sufficient visible and unencumbered property in such county, that is not exempt from sale under legal process, to make good their liability on such bonds. Any duly organized and responsible guarantee or surety company, either foreign or domestic, lawfully doing business in this state, may become and be accepted as surety on all such official bonds.
History.Former s. 13, Art. XVI of the Constitution of 1885, as amended; converted to statutory law by s. 10, Art. XII of the Constitution as revised in 1968.