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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 211
Administrative fine in lieu of suspension or revocation of license or appointment.
F.S. 634.211
634.211 Administrative fine in lieu of suspension or revocation of license or appointment.
(1) If the department or office finds that one or more grounds exist for the suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew or continue any license or appointment issued under this part, the department or office may, in its discretion, in lieu of such suspension, revocation, or refusal, on a first offense and except where such suspension, revocation, or refusal is mandatory, impose upon the licensee or appointee an administrative penalty in an amount of up to $500 per violation, or if the department or office has found willful misconduct or willful violation on the part of the licensee or appointee, an administrative fine of up to $1,000 per violation. The administrative penalty may, in the department’s or office’s discretion, be augmented in amount by an amount equal to any commissions received by or accruing to the credit of the licensee or appointee in connection with any transaction as to which the grounds for suspension, revocation, or refusal related.
(2) The department or office may allow the licensee or appointee a reasonable period, not to exceed 30 days, within which to pay to the department or office the amount of the penalty so imposed. If the licensee or appointee fails to pay the penalty in its entirety to the department or office within the period so allowed, the license and appointment of the licensee or appointee shall stand suspended, revoked, or renewal or continuation refused, as the case may be, upon expiration of such period.
History.s. 21, ch. 59-110; s. 30, ch. 65-269; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 21, ch. 78-95; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 32, 33, ch. 82-234; ss. 28, 68, ch. 91-106; s. 141, ch. 91-108; s. 20, ch. 93-195; s. 1437, ch. 2003-261.