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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 439
Cease and desist and penalty orders.
F.S. 634.439
634.439 Cease and desist and penalty orders.After the hearing provided for in s. 634.438, the department or office shall enter a final order in accordance with s. 120.569. If it is determined that the person charged has engaged in an unfair or deceptive act or practice or the unlawful transaction of service warranty business, the department or office also shall issue an order requiring the violator to cease and desist from engaging in such method of competition, act, or practice or the unlawful transaction of service warranty business. Further, the department or office may, at its discretion, order any one or more of the following penalties:
(1) The suspension or revocation of such person’s license, or eligibility for any license, if the person knew, or reasonably should have known, she or he was in violation of this part.
(2) If it is determined that the person charged has provided or offered to provide service warranties without proper licensure, the imposition of an administrative penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each service warranty contract offered or effectuated.
History.ss. 31, 38, ch. 83-322; s. 20, ch. 85-62; s. 20, ch. 93-195; s. 284, ch. 96-410; s. 1751, ch. 97-102; s. 1511, ch. 2003-261.