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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 648
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F.S. 648.49
648.49 Duration of suspension or revocation.
(1) The department shall, in its order suspending a license or appointment or in its order suspending the eligibility of a person to hold or apply for a license or appointment, specify the period during which the suspension is to be in effect, but such period may not exceed 2 years. The license, appointment, or eligibility to hold or apply for a license or appointment remains suspended during the period so specified, subject, however, to any rescission or modification of the order by the department, or modification or reversal thereof by the court, before the expiration of the suspension period. A license or appointment that has been suspended may not be reinstated, nor shall the eligibility to hold such license or appointment be reinstated, except upon the filing and approval of an application for such reinstatement, but the department may not approve an application for such reinstatement if it finds that the circumstances for which the license or appointment was suspended still exist or are likely to recur. In each case involving suspension, the department has the discretion to require the former licensee to successfully complete a basic certification course in the criminal justice system, consisting of not less than 80 hours approved by the department.
(2) Any individual who is licensed under any license which has been revoked or who has had his or her eligibility to hold a license revoked by the department may not apply for another license under this chapter.
(3) During the period of suspension or revocation of the license and until the license is reinstated or a new license is issued, the former licensee may not engage in or attempt to profess to engage in any transaction or business for which a license or appointment is required under this chapter. A person who violates this subsection commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(4) Upon the termination for cause, surrender, suspension pursuant to s. 648.45(2), or revocation of a bail bond agent’s license, the appointing insurer or managing general agent shall immediately designate a licensed and appointed bail bond agent to administer all bail bonds previously written by the licensee.
History.s. 19, ch. 61-406; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 177, ch. 70-339; s. 27, ch. 71-86; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 28, 71, 72, ch. 82-175; ss. 30, 50, 51, ch. 84-103; s. 3, ch. 86-151; s. 5, ch. 87-321; ss. 36, 46, 47, ch. 90-131; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 37, ch. 96-372; s. 34, ch. 2014-123; s. 33, ch. 2019-140.
Note.Former s. 903.543.