Section 231.097, Florida Statutes 2001
231.097 Suspension or denial of teaching certificate due to child support delinquency.--The department shall allow applicants for new or renewal certificates and renewal certificateholders to be screened by the Title IV-D child support agency pursuant to s. 409.2598 to assure compliance with an obligation for support, as defined in s. 409.2554. The purpose of this section is to promote the public policy of this state as established in s. 409.2551. The department shall, when directed by the court, deny the application of any applicant found to have a delinquent support obligation. The department shall issue or reinstate the certificate without additional charge to the certificateholder when notified by the court that the certificateholder has complied with the terms of the court order. The department shall not be held liable for any certificate denial or suspension resulting from the discharge of its duties under this section.
History.--s. 7, ch. 93-208; s. 20, ch. 2001-158.