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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 163
Administrative fine in lieu of suspension, revocation, or refusal to issue a license, permit, or certificate.
F.S. 633.163
633.163 Administrative fine in lieu of suspension, revocation, or refusal to issue a license, permit, or certificate.
(1) If the State Fire Marshal finds that one or more grounds exist for the suspension, revocation, or refusal to issue, renew, or continue any license, certificate, or permit issued under this chapter, the State Fire Marshal may, in its discretion, in lieu of the suspension, revocation, or refusal to issue, renew, or continue, and, except on a second offense or when the suspension, revocation, or refusal to issue, renew, or continue is mandatory, impose upon the licensee or permittee an administrative fine not to exceed $1,000 for each violation, and not to exceed a total of $10,000 in any one proceeding.
(2) The State Fire Marshal may allow the licensee, certificateholder, or permittee a reasonable period, not to exceed 30 days, within which to pay to the State Fire Marshal the amount of the fine. If the licensee, certificateholder, or permittee fails to pay the administrative fine in its entirety to the State Fire Marshal within such period, the license, permit, or certificate shall stand suspended until payment of the administrative fine.
History.s. 5, ch. 71-141; s. 21, ch. 78-95; s. 9, ch. 84-243; s. 21, ch. 89-233; s. 8, ch. 93-276.