2015 Florida Statutes
489.1401 Legislative intent.—
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature that actions taken by the Construction Industry Licensing Board with respect to contractor sanctions and pursuant to this chapter are an exercise of the department’s regulatory power for the protection of public safety and welfare.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the sole purpose of the Florida Homeowners’ Construction Recovery Fund is to compensate any aggrieved claimant who contracted for the construction or improvement of the residence located within this state and who has obtained a final judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction, was awarded restitution by the Construction Industry Licensing Board, or received an award in arbitration against a licensee on grounds of financial mismanagement or misconduct, abandoning a construction project, or making a false statement with respect to a project and arising directly out of any transaction when the judgment debtor was licensed and performed any of the activities enumerated under s. 489.129(1)(g), (j) or (k) on the homeowner’s residence.
(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that Division I contractors set apart funds for the specific objective of participating in the fund.
History.—s. 2, ch. 2004-84.